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Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers by Tom Green, David Stiller

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Chapter 7. ANIMATION

Ah, animation! Where would we be without the likes of Disney, Warner Bros., Walter Lanz, Hanna-Barbera, and dozens more like them? For many people, animation is the reason to get involved with Flash as a creative outlet. This makes perfect sense, because Flash began life more than a decade ago as an animation tool. Supplemental features like ActionScript, XML parsing, and video integration—every one of which is a tremendous addition—all followed. What hasn't changed in all these years is Flash's increasingly productive ability to help you create high-quality, scalable animation for the Web, and even for television and film.

You caught the faintest whiff of tweening in Chapters 1, 2, and 3. It gets considerably more complex—read ...

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