By Tim Jones
Flash is quickly becoming one of the most popular tools for character animation. Originally a web-based creation and delivery solution, Flash has extended its reach and is now being used by amateur and professional animators alike in practically every medium. From major Hollywood TV productions (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, El Tigre, and Slacker Cats to name just a few) to one-man bands (Jennifer Shiman's 30-Second Bunnies series at
http://www.angryalien.com/ or Adam Phillips's Brackenwood movies
http://www.brackenwood.net/), Flash is becoming the tool of choice for 2-D animators and producers.
This chapter is so important precisely because Flash is so versatile. Whether you're creating animated ...