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Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8 by Birgitta Hosea

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Animation is the illusion of movement caused by a sequence of pictures changing rapidly over time. Due to a process known as the ‘persistence of vision’ our eyes are tricked into seeing these still images as being in motion rather than as individual pictures.

To create animation with Flash you also create a series of still images – on the Stage – and change them over time to give the impression of movement. A change is recorded by a keyframe, so each time you move, redraw, rotate etc your drawings on the Stage you will need to create a keyframe to save all the different drawings in your sequence. You will then be able to play them back and see ...

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