CHAPTER 7

Developing Simple Flash Animations

There are a couple of ways to create animations: frame by frame or using tweens, a technique you’ll learn about in the next chapter. In this chapter, we’ll start with frame-by-frame animations.

  • Using storyboards to describe your animation
  • Creating a frame-by-frame animation
  • Differentiating between a stage animation and a movie clip

Developing Storyboards to Describe Your Animation

When you start with a new animation, generally you’ll want to create a storyboard.

Storyboards are nothing more than basic cartoon panels in which you draw each of the major turning points in your scene. They frequently include labels or some descriptive text for scene elements that are complicated or in which you need ...

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