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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Fireworks® MX in 24 Hours by Lon Coley, Jackson West

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Chapter 11. Planning and Creating Animation for the Web

In this hour you will begin working with animated graphics. You’ll learn the basics of animation theory and techniques as well as some of the tools you’ll use to create animations in Fireworks MX. These tools include frames, symbols, and shared layers, which can be used to aid Web site design as well as to create motion graphics.

In this hour you will

  • Understand the steps involved in planning an animation

  • Learn visual tricks and optimization techniques for Web animations

  • Use frames to animate graphics and organize templates

  • Use tweens to convert graphics into symbols for distribution

Animation Theory and Storyboarding for the Web

Animation is hundreds of years old, having existed even before photography. ...

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