Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the workspace, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
With a blank ActionScript 3.0 FLA file open, let's further explore the…Flash interface so we can navigate around and make good use of all the tools available.…We've already identified the blank rectangle in the middle of our screen as the…stage and it's like a canvas where we'll put all of our Flash content.…Above the stage, across the top of the screen, are all the menus for Flash.…The File menu has items familiar to pretty much any computer user like New to…create a new document, Open, Save, Save As, and so on.…We'll explore some of the other menus as we need them throughout the course.…
If all your Flash settings are the defaults like mine, below the stage,…you'll find the Timeline.…Anything that's going to appear on your stage is also going to appear in the Timeline.…A Flash movie plays in a linear fashion.…The Timeline helps you control at what point in linear time your items will…appear and for how long.…We'll practice using the Timeline in detail in a separate video, but for now,…know that the Timeline will be an integral part of the setup of all your Flash movies.…
- 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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