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Grouping Movie Clips for Easier Flash Intro
Grouping movie clips and shapes together is one way to simplify your animation in Flash CS4.
Flash Intro - Flip the Envelope Flap
For our Flash intro animation, we will be flipping the envelope flap upward to open the envelope and reveal our thumbnail image of the ecard.
Preparing to Open the Envelope
Now that we have flipped our envelope to reveal the back side, we will get ready to open the top flap to reveal the card inside.
Review - SEO for Flash by Todd Perkins
This book by Todd Perkins will teach you what to do to get your Flash website noticed and indexed by search engines.
Create a Backwards Tween in Flash CS4
Flipping the envelope. This looks like a difficult animation but in reality it is very simple. We will use two movie clips to make it appear that the envelope has flipped over.
Grouping Elements for Animation in Flash CS4
We will continue to work on the envelope intro for our ecard in Flash CS4. Our next step is to setup the stage and the elements that we will animate to make it appear that the envelope flips over on to its back in anticipation for opening.
Slide-in Motion Tween in Flash CS4
In this tutorial we will learn how to make a slide-in motion tween effect in Flash CS4.
Make a 125 x 125 Ad Button in Flash
This tutorial will teach you how to create an animated 125 x 125 pixel square button ad in Flash CS4.
Add ActionScript to Button for Envelope Animation
We will add ActionScript to our button. This code will tell Flash to stop the animation on Frame 80 and listen for the button to be clicked. When the button is clicked, the ActionScript will move the animation on to Frame 81 and the second half of the animation.
Invisible Button for the Envelope Animation
Now we are to the point in our project where we will add the button which we will program to trigger the second half of the envelope animation. We will make an invisible button and put it right over the top of the stamp.
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