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Animation - Flash Animation

Articles and tutorials for Flash Animation

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The Flash Timeline is the control panel for building animations in Flash.

Animating An Object Along A Path With A Motion Guide In Flash CS3 star
If you want an object to move in a loop, swirl or just fly around, you can do this with a special type of Motion Tween which uses a Motion Guide to control the direction of the animated object. In this tutorial, you will learn how to do this in Flash CS3.

Animating Flash CS3 Filters Inside a Movie Clip star
Flash has several nice filters such as Drop Shadow, Blur, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel and Adjust Color. We will animate the Adjust Color filter to make a globe appear to change colors. The animation is a simple Motion Tween which can be applied to any movie clip.

Animating Flash CS3 Filters Inside a Movie Clip - 2 star
Flash has several nice filters such as Drop Shadow, Blur, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel and Adjust Color. We will animate the Adjust Color filter to make a globe appear to change colors. The animation is a simple Motion Tween which can be applied to any movie clip.

Animating Flash Filters in Motion Tween star
We can add realism to our Flash candle flame animation by lengthening the Tween and adding a glow to the bottom of the candle.

Create a Simple Motion Tween Animation within a Movie Clip in Flash CS3 star
In this Flash CS3 tutorial, we will create a simple Motion Tween animation with a graphic that we will import as a Movie Clip. Because we want this animation to play continuously, we will place the Movie Clip on Frame 1 on the Timeline for our main movie.

Customizing the Flash Preloader for SWF Template star
How to customized the Preloader for SWF template for our Flash slideshow project.

Flash Candle Flame Tween Animation star
Use the Free Transform tool to change the shape of the movie clips in a Tween animation.

Flash Circle Reveal Animation star
How to create a Flash animation that starts with a solid colored stage and gradually reveals the background underneath.

Flash CS4 Image Slideshow star
Build an image slideshow with Flash CS4.

Flash Fade Transitions for Slideshow star
Learn how to add a fade-in and fade-out transition to a Flash image slideshow.

How Images Become Tween Animations star
How animations are made up of individual images.

Import Flash Slideshow Images star
Building our Flash slideshow animation, we will import the images to certain frames on the timeline.

Import Images and Flash Transition Animation star
How to import Photoshop graphics into Flash CS5 for our slideshow animation.

Import Layered Bitmap Image Into Flash star
In preparation for building a Flash Tween animation for a candle flame, we will import our layered PSD bitmaps into the project file.

Make Your Own Flash Slideshow Template star
We will save our new Flash project file as a Flash template and use this template for other projects.

Moving an Object with Flash Motion Tween Animation star
Flash makes it easy to move an object across the Stage with the built-in Motion Tween animation feature. In this tutorial, we will make a Motion Tween animation for a simple oval shape.

Nesting Movie Clips for Complex Animations star
Flash and Motion Tweens are a great combination for easily creating animation. But how do you create more complex animations such as adding a walking cycle to a moving character? One way would be to use nested movie clips. Letīs take a look at a simplified example.

Planning a Realistic Candle Animation star
In planning our candle flame animation, movement and duration will effect how realistic our animation appears.

Random Movement Organic Flash Template star
In this tutorial, we will examine the Random Movement Organic Template which I recently used to create an animation of spiders swarming over the stage.

Stopping Animation with ActionScript 3 star
To end our ECard animation we will add a few blank frames and a stop code.

Synchronize Flash Motion Tweens star
In this Flash tutorial, you will learn how to synchronize several Motion Tween fade transitions.

Text Animation Motion Preset and Flash star
Create a movie trailer style title sequence for an iPad book app.

Using Flash for In Betweens star
How to use Flash to create the individual images of an animation.

Working With Flash Motion Presets star
Flash Motion Presets is an easy and fast way to create a motion tween.

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