Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video FLA, SWF, and other file types, part of Introduction to Flash Animation.
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Now lets discuss the two primary formats you'll be creating your flash files in. …The first is .FLA ,and you can see I've got that here on my screen. …That's the native Flash format, which stores any images or text that you're …going to be using in your Flash movies. It also stores any layers, your …animations and if I flip back to my operating system you'll notice that I …have a 1.6 megabyte .FLA file. When I come back to Flash I can take a …look at the second primary format, the publishable format.…
Under the Control menu, I can choose Test Movie > Test. …And Flash will launch the Flash player within the Flash Professional application. …You can see I've animated this box coming in. …And here's the publisher we'll file, the .SWF. …Which used to stand for Shockwave Flash, but I'm not sure if anyone refers to it …that way any longer. I'll close that and come back to my …Operating System. And you'll notice I have a much tinier …82K, kilobyte, file for publishing on the web.…
File size is very important. I'll come back to Flash and there are …
- 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
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
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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