Chapter 1. Getting Started

If you’ve picked up this book, you probably already know a thing or two about Flash. Most likely, you also know that Flash is a multifaceted application, and there isn’t a single, linear way in which everyone learns to use Flash. What you learn and what you retain depends greatly on how you use Flash. This book is largely aimed at aspiring animators who want to expand their skill set and learn how to add interactivity. Even within the world of Flash animation, there are numerous techniques and styles that you can employ. This first chapter will serve as a primer and a refresher to ensure that everyone is on the same page (so to speak) before moving forward in the book.

In this chapter, we’ll cover some basic animation ...

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