Using the Timeline


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Using the Timeline

Before you begin animating, it helps to have a good understanding of how the Flash Timeline works, because currently, for this project, if I look in the Timeline panel, there is only one frame in the timeline. And what I want to do is I want to extend out the timeline for all of my content, each layer, to appear at a certain point in time. So, it's going to build this final image. So in order to do that, what I need to do is, say, for instance, for this background layer, I can go down to frame 90, and I can do a right-click, or Ctrl+click if you are on a Mac, and I can insert frame.

Watch what happens when I do that. It extends out the contents of this layer clear to frame 90. So if I go back down to frame 1, I will just click right here, and I will hit the Enter key, and I can see the playhead moved through all of these frames. In fact, if I do a Control > Test Movie and I test this in Flash, you can see my playhead move through all of these various frames. It will hit frame 90, a...

Using the Timeline
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Using the Timeline provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Paul Trani as part of the Flash Professional CS5: Animation Projects

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