Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Nesting timelines, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
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By now we've seen how Movie Clip symbols, Graphic symbols, and Button symbols…each have their own timeline.…Those symbol timelines can hold animation which we can use to our advantage to…create more detail in our animations.…By nesting timelines, a nested animation can play at the same time but…independently of the containing animation.…Let's create two examples of nesting timelines by opening our fastCar FLA project.…Unlock your stationaryCar layer and your movingCar layer and make sure all…other layers are locked.…
Move your playhead to some frame in the first 48 so we're in the first half of the movie.…Click once on the car on the stage.…Open the Property Inspector and we're reminded that the car is an instance of…the Graphic symbol called CarWithDriver, the one in the Library here.…Now move your playhead to the last half of the movie somewhere between Frame 49 and the end.…Click once on the moving car and in the Property Inspector we're reminded that…this is also an instance of the same CarWithDriver Graphic symbol.…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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