The three tutorials below apply to Flash versions BEFORE Adobe Flash CS3.
VIDEO Introducing the Stage, Properties panel, Align panel, Text Tool, Selection tool. Flash 8 and older. (10 min. 26 sec.)
VIDEO Simple animation -- Convert to Symbol, Library, Timeline, frames, keyframes, motion tween. Flash 8 and older. (10 min. 38 sec.)
VIDEO Adding new layers, stopping the Timeline, writing ActionScript using the Actions panel, writing ActionScript on a frame Flash 8 and older. (10 min. 35 sec.)
The five tutorials below apply ONLY to Flash CS4 and later. The way animations are done changed drastically with CS4 -- in all previous versions, animation was done the way that is shown in the other tutorials that are listed ABOVE. The tutorials BELOW are very different.
These tutorials are brief slideshows that illustrate step by step how to create a Flash animation (Flash CS4, new motion tween). Each of these tutorials builds on the one(s) before it.
This tutorial is not a video; it is an interactive Flash movie. It covers the basics of how to script buttons for navigation in a multi-part package, using ActionScript 3.0. This will work in either Flash CS3 or Flash CS4 -- if you are using ActionScript 3.0.
> Other Flash tutorials (not all by me): This is a list of links to a few good tutorials that I recommend.
> Flash CS4 Examples (by me): This is a collection of FLA files you can download and use for your own learning. I just started making these in early 2010, so you can expect more to show up as time goes by.
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