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Animating with Flash 8 by Alex Michael

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Chapter 2

Planning and Production

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The tradition of drawn animation is an art form that has only developed in this century. Film has been the vehicle for this great technology. Traditionally, an animator needed a large team of artists to produce any moving image. Things have changed a great deal with software like Flash allowing you to manage your assets as well as integrate both picture and editorial tools within it. The traditional large teams sole responsibility was to track who is doing what and when. To some extent all this can be done with Flash 8 by one person. Before we go into the depth of animation we need to plan our processes. It is ...

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