Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to the Motion Editor, part of Learning Flash Animation.
In this video we're going to tour the Motion Editor. …The Motion Editor was introduced in Flash CS4, and it gives you great control over …individual properties of an animation. You could think of it like a mirror of …the timeline that's displayed as a chart. Now in order to see Motion Editor …options, you have to select a keyframe span that's been tweened or an object …that's been tweened. The first time you click on the Motion …Editor, it may be empty. When I come back to the timeline and look …at this project file, 0701motion, I'm going to click once in this light blue area …to select the tweened keyframe span, or I can click on an object on the stage.…
You'll notice my movie is 48 frames. The default frame rate is still set, at …24 frames per second, so the movie has a duration of two seconds. …Now, when I click on the motion editor, I can see all of its options. …The first time you come in here, you may, however, only be viewing one frame. …This portion, where it says Viewable Frames, I can click and drag down, and …
- 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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