Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming symbols, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
The transformations we looked at so far like affecting the SKU, resize and…rotation can be applied to shapes and symbols.…However, there are few other transformations that are worth knowing about that…can only be applied to symbols, or a special kind of text called TLF text, which…we'll talk about soon.…I'll demonstrate these kinds of transformations by using the file…called rocketToMars.fla.…I'm going to start by clicking on the rocket.…In the Property Inspector, see at the top of it that this is a Movie Clip symbol.…
Further down in the Property Inspector under the Color Effect heading, I'm going…to drop down the Style dropdown and choose Alpha.…Alpha refers to how opaque or transparent an object is.…To fade the rocket out, slide the slider bar to the left.…An Alpha of 0 means that the object is totally transparent, and an Alpha of 100…means the object is totally opaque.…You can also type-in an Alpha if you wish.…The other options in the Style dropdown of Advanced, Tint and Brightness all…offer you different intuitive ways to affect the coloring of an individual…
- 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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