CHAPTER 4

Getting Started with the Timeline

The primary reason you want to use Flash is for its animation capabilities. The ability to create a compelling narrative using the elements of story, art, music, and video rendered over time is quite powerful, and Flash is a one-stop environment for doing this work. Given this, the timeline, the tool you use to move objects over time, may be the singularly most important feature of Flash.

  • Becoming acquainted with the timeline
  • Working with different frame types
  • Copying and deleting frames
  • Working with layers
  • Aligning objects with snapping

Becoming Acquainted with the Timeline

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