Flash Basics: Animation 101 in CS4 (Part 3)

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Topics covered: How to create two animations in one movie (using the new motion tween) in Flash CS4. Control the way two moving objects interact. Use of layers in the Timeline. Tilt and rotate using the Free Transform tool. Change size or scale using the Transform panel. Fix common beginner mistakes.

Basic Animation Tutorials for Flash CS4

  1. Starting from scratch: Create a simple animation, with one symbol.
  2. Editing the motion path: After you have made an animation, you can adjust it quite easily.
  3. THIS TUTORIAL > Animating two objects: Make two symbols move simultaneously and independently; fix common errors.
  4. Editing CS4 motion tweens: Extend, shorten, move keyframes, add new directions to the animation.
  5. Stopping the animation: Add ActionScript so that the movie does not repeat endlessly.

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