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Title: Learning FLASH 5


1
Learning FLASH 5
  • 10 - 2003
  • N. Gattuso

2
FLASH 5 Introduction
  • Flash is a tool for creating interactive and
    animated Web sites.
  • Two types of web designers those who use Flash
    and those who do not!
  • Many TV cartoons are Flash driven...
  • Most Gaming software also created with Flash

3
Flash Intro Continued...
  • The Bottom Line Tremendous Market (Job) Demand
    for Flash Web Designers!!!

4
What is Flash?
  • A multimedia graphics program specially for use
    on the Web
  • enables you to create interactive movies on the
    Web
  • uses vector graphics, which means that the
    graphics can be scaled to any size without losing
    clarity/quality

5
What is Flash (cont)?
  • Does not require programming skills and is easy
    to learn

6
Flash vs Animated Images/JS Applets
  • Loads much faster than animated images
  • allows interactivity, animated images do not
  • does not require prog. Skills java applets do.

7
Who can view Flash?
  • What percentage of Web browsers have Macromedia
    Flash preinstalled? Results show that 96.4 of
    web users have Flash already installed -- as of
    09/2000...

8
Using Flash 5 _at_ PPBHS
  • Flash Code FLW500-03143-77238-80660
  • May need to use Flash Code every time you invoke
    Flash Session -- also may need to click Register
    Later property - depends how we get set up..

9
Flash File Formats
  • Flash Files saved as .FLA files (unpublished
    files)
  • Published Flash Movies exported as .SWF Files and
    played with Flash Plug-in via your browser

10
The Flash Interface
  • Interface very busy, so many features almost
    overwhelming --- WE WILL GO VERY SLOW..
  • Editor Workspace - area to draw objects etc.
    similar to FireWorks (blank canvas)
  • Timeline - where you coordinate the timing of
    your animations, an it is also where you control
    the layers that make up your animations

11
Flash Timeline continued...
  • Timeline enables you to control a movies content
    over time you can have objects appear,
    disappear, move, and change over time. ---
    Timeline window - like all windows in Flash (
    FireWorks) can be moved/docked to/at a different
    position. -- can also be hidden..

12
Symbols
  • Are stored in a lib and can be re-used, sounds,
    buttons, etc.. Under Insert Menu (instances of)

13
Libs
  • Window menu - Common Lib or your private Libs,
    etc can drag sounds etc on to Frames...

14
Importing Files
  • Can Import all types of files into Flash, Sounds
    (WAV Files, etc..) SWF, GIF, PNG, etc. -- under
    File Menu.

15
Modify Options
  • Modify - Transform Rotate, Scale, etc...

16
Text Fields
  • Text Field -- Input text mode -- interactive -
    enter information - -under Text Options..

17
Locking Layers
  • Modify - Arrange - Lock

18
Testing FLA Files
  • Control - Test Movie
  • Windows - Toolbar - Controller

19
Frames - Timeline
  • 12 fps
  • slow down - add blank frames
  • keyframes (circles) - normal frames

20
Layers
  • Ordering
  • Naming
  • Use of

21
Publishing FLA Files - HTML
  • File Publish Preview HTML
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