Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video The Timeline: Part two, part of Learning Flash Animation.
All right, when we last left Batman and Robin, they had just animated this logo. …(LAUGH) Just kidding. Now we're going to continue on with the …timeline, and I'm going to add a tag line to the bottom of this ad, and a caption text. …And then we'll fix the button that's in our library, the creative suite lovers …that's tied to this actions layer. So let's begin by dragging out our rectangle. …As with any good animation, your layers should be appropriately named and easy to spot.…
So before I drag anything out, I hit the New layer button. …I'll double-click on layer one and name it rectangle. …It always starts with layer one, two, three, four depending on how many you've built. …I want the rectangle to come in when this animation finishes playing. …So I'm going to click on keyframe 48, which is two seconds into the movie. …And I'll choose Insert > Timeline > Keyframe. …This puts a blank keyframe, a placeholder there, so when I drag the rectangle …object in, that's where it comes in. So I'll grab my white rectangle and drag …
- 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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