Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and working with symbols, part of Learning Flash Animation.
All right. Put your thinking caps on to prepare to …absorb what Flash symbols are. Symbols are created in Flash, because …they're required to do most animations. They can be vector shapes that you draw …from scratch, such as an oval, a star, a rectangle. …They can be imported art work, such as an Illustrator file, or an EPS, or any …vector or scalable shape. They can also be imported photos, raster …images, which Flash refers to as bit map, meaning they're made up of pixels and …they're not scalable without losing quality.…
When you create a symbol it automatically becomes part of the library. …So I'll click over on the library panel. And you'll notice the library for this …document, my0501 symbols begin is empty. You already get this cat image into the …flash movie, I went to file import and I imported the stage that just brings in …vectors, scalable art or a raster a bit map image in this case this is vector or …scalable art, if I chosen import to library it would have automatically made …
- Understanding the Timeline
- Working with Timeline effects
- Adding keyframes
- Creating slideshows
- Incorporating other media into your movies
- Distributing your work effectively
- Organizing your assets
- Developing efficient workflows
Skill Level Beginner
1. Building Your Flash Vocabulary
2. Getting Comfortable with the Flash Interface
3. Creating Shapes
5. Symbols and the Library Panel
6. The Flash Timeline
7. The Motion Editor
8. Distributing and Publishing Flash Animations
9. Adding Other Media to Your Movies
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