Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Cleaning up and optimizing files, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
When getting ready to publish your final SWF files, taking a few minutes to…clean up your FLA and optimizing it can be time well spent.…So it's easy for yourself and your colleagues who might work with the file down…the line to navigate around it.…The first spot to look at is the Library.…Take a look at your library items and delete anything that isn't being used in your movie.…If you're not sure if something's being used, you can go to the Context menu for…the Library here at the upper-right and choose Select Unused Items.…I don't have any here but any of library item not used on the stage at some…point will be highlighted.…
Another best practice is to make sure all your Library items are named…something intuitive.…So, when you open the file up maybe three or four months down the line, you can…tell at a glance what each item is.…There's nothing worse than a library full of items named symbol 1, symbol 2, and symbol 3.…Also putting related library items into folders can be helpful.…If you followed along with this course the entire way, we have two Library folders;…
- 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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