Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating with graphic symbols vs. movie clips, part of Learning Flash Professional.
We learned earlier in the course that Graphic symbols and Movie Clip symbols…both have their own internal timelines.…Because they both have their own internal timelines, up to this point the main…reason to make something a Movie Clip instead of a Graphic symbol is if you want…to control it with ActionScript.…Movie Clips can be controlled via ActionScript and Graphic symbols can't.…Other than that at first glance there doesn't seem to be much reason to pick…one over the other.…Well, actually there are some kind of big differences in how graphics versus…movie clips behave in terms of animation.…
So let's take a look at that so you can choose with confidence which one is…going to serve you best in different situations.…In your Exercise Files for this chapter, you can open up butterflyGraphicMC.fla…and follow along if you wish, or you can just watch but not perform the steps.…So we've got two layers out our Timeline here.…The labels layer is simply some text to label which of the butterflies is a…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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