This book assumes you have a working knowledge of Flash, meaning that you have probably already drawn with the Brush tool, converted artwork to a symbol, created a tween, personalized your Flash workspace, and published a SWF file. If you are not yet familiar with these tasks, it is recommended that you read a beginning-level Flash book before attempting the exercises in this book.
To best understand the approach to animating with Flash in this book, it helps to know a little bit about Flash history.
The Nature of the Beast
In 1996, FutureSplash Animator was released with a basic set of editing tools and a Timeline, which at the time was one of the few ways to create animations for the web. That same year, Macromedia acquired FutureSplash ...