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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Flash™ 8 in 24 Hours by Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 11. Using Layers in Animations

The most interesting thing about layers in Flash is the fact that most people think they're for visual layering. This is understandable because almost every graphics editing tool has layers for just this purpose: to layer graphics on top of or below other graphics. Despite the fact that layers in Flash have the same effect, that's not their real value. Rather, each layer is a concurrent Timeline where an animation can play. This hour you'll learn how layers primarily help you animate and, to a lesser degree, let you control visual ...

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