Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding preset animation, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
Flash makes it easy to add animation to any project and that's what I want to…do with each section here.…I want to actually animate in the background in a cool way and I'm going to use…motion presets to do this.…But the first thing I'm going to do is I'm just going to go ahead and turn…off, basically hide the content for each section because I just don't want it to get in the way.…I'll just kind of turn those off really fast, just to get this set up.…I'll go back to this home bkgd layer here, and I'm going to go…ahead and change my view, let's say to about 50%.…
Again, I want this to kind of slide on or animate in, in some cool way.…And again, I'm going to do that using motion presets.…So I'm going to go to Window, down to Motion Presets.…That opens up this Motion Presets panel, and I'll just nest if off to the side,…so it's sort of out of the way.…And I'm actually given this Default Presets folder.…So if I open that up, you can see all of these really cool animation you can use.…So I'm just going to arrow key down and check out some of these. So there are…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: