Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing symbols, part of Learning Flash Animation.
In this movie, we're going to explore editing symbols, and we'll start from scratch. …So, let's go to our File menu and choose New, click OK on action script three. …And we'll import an Illustrator file that I drew. …So, we're going to choose from the File menu, Import. …Now, Import to Stage will not create a symbol out of the artwork that I'm …pulling in, but Import to Library creates a symbol automatically. …Once I've chosen Import to Library, I'll double-click to bring in my blue cat.…
You'll notice that it shows all Illustrator layers and sublayers. …This is just a cat with two eyes, so all I need is a single Flash layer. …However, a lot of artists will create the steps in an animation, for example, the …movement of maybe legs walking, as separate Illustrator layers. …Bring them all into Flash, and that way they can accomplish the movement by using …the different layers that originated in Illustrator. …We're not doing that yet. So, I'm going to click OK. …And you may say, well, where did it go? (LAUGH) Well, our stage is still empty …
- 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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