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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Winter Wonderland

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LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW. Creating constantly falling snow is fun. Like the rain example, snow can be animated several different ways. The easiest way is to motion tween a snowflake symbol along a Motion Guide path. Other methods include using ActionScript-generated snow but don’t ask me to show how that is done because I admittedly do not know how to write scripts on that level. Let’s stick with my “analog” method of animating in Flash shall we?

The more snow you create, the more processor intensive your animation becomes. Proceed with caution and test your animation frequently to make sure the constant looping ...

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