Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating 3D animation, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
Remember that when it comes to animation you can actually animate many different…properties of the symbol instance. So I am going to select this movie clip here.…This is the content from my Home Section.…And with it selected in my Properties panel, note that I can animate any…of these properties.…For the backgrounds, all I am really doing is just animating the position.…Okay, but notice I can animate as this 3D position as well.…There are some various color effects, the display, and some other things.…
But again I want to animate this 3D Position And View.…And rather than using these sorts of confusing numbers, what I am going to do…is I am going to select this fourth tool down in my Tools panel, 3D Rotational tool.…And as I select it, notice that I get this sort of sphere.…And what I can do is I can just roll over any one of these lines to…determine how to rotate it.…So I can roll over the screen line and I adjust its Y property.…
So I am able to kind of rotate that around.…That's pretty darn cool.…
- 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: