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Flash Professional CS5 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide by Russell Chun

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1. Building Complexity

The key to creating complex animations in Flash Professional CS5 is to build them from simpler parts. You should think of your Flash project as a collection of simpler motions, just as the movement of a runner is essentially a collection of rotating limbs. Isolating individual components of a much larger, complicated motion allows you to treat each component with the most appropriate technique, simplifies the tweening, and gives you better control with more refined results.

To animate a runner, for example, you would first consider how to simplify the ...

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