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  1. CartoonBoy

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    This is a new thread to help anybody using Macromedia Flash MX. It's a huge program and I still have alot to learn, so ANY knowledge can be posted here :D

    I will start with offering users to go to the HELP menu. From there choose WELCOME and so on down the list. This will give you a good understanding of what the program has to offer.

    I'm not the best teacher, so you might have to grit your teeth here and there LOL!

    GO FLASH !!

    :D :D :D
     
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    This is a FLASH FORUM You can ask any questions here. You can also check out Demo " movies " to see how they're done..... download sound files etc....Very helpful place ;)
     
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    Hey CB, why don't you run through a very simple animation with us to get started....pleeeease!
     
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    O.K a good way to start is to use " tweened animation "

    With this you enter a start point for you object, and an end point. The program fills in the rest !

    :D Start by opening a new document.

    :D Then using the circle tool, draw a circle like I have done.

    :D Then go to the first frame in the timeline > right click > create motion tween
     

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    :D Next go to frame 20 and right click > insert keyfame
     

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    Next left click on frame 20 then select the circle and place it on the other side of the " stage " ( the stage is the white box )

    :D If you press ENTER, this will play your " movie "
     

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    You can also go to control > test movie

    This will give you the finished look of what you created ;)
     

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    Now to save it as an animated .giff go to FILE > EXPORT MOVIE and select Animated GIFF for the file option.
     

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    You will get the option to resize it here as well.

    This was under 10KB when I exported it at about 29 dpi. The file size will vary depending on how much is happening in your animation ;)

    You should have something like this.......
     

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    This is called a TWEENED ANIMATION.

    Play around with this. You can add another keyframe ( see post #5 ) anywhere in the tween and send the circle in another direction.

    This can be done with text, pictures, anything really ;)

    NOTE: Anything outside the " stage " is not included in the animation, only what passes into the stage area.
     
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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    CB!! You sound like a good teacher to me, I read all that before in the help section, and you made it very understandable!

    Can you roll a square? (;) )

    OK! OK! I will practice and be more attentive, teach! :D
     
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    Wow! it rolls very smoothly! :)
     
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    Glad to see it worked Uguel :D

    It is smooth. I will post a " frame by frame " tutorial soon.
     
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    A "frame by frame " tutorial?
    Great! but...it will be a shame if we don't understand... :oops: :D
     
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    You will get it. I like to keep it simple so trust me.....YOU CAN'T GO WRONG !! LOL!! You funny Gal :D

    I will put it up early next week ? If not sooner ;)
     
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    Lol, thanx CB! ;)
     
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    Lol, I just tried it and it worked!!! :)
    You're a good teacher CB!!!
     

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    HEY! Cool, Uguel, we can have ball races now! :D
     
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    ....and with all the imagination we've got they're bound to be
    in various colours, lol!!! :D
     
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    ....and why not try it with a different background colour...? :D
     

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    YEH!! Good work.......NO DETENTION FOR YOU !! :D :D :D

    [ EDIT ] TIP : when you EXPORT it gives you the option of a transparent background as well.......
     
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    Hey Teach!! What do you think? Lame heh?
     

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    LAME LOL!! Very funny Mate !! WooHoo is the word, seems like we got leson one right !!

    :D :D :D
     
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    Righto! How about lesson 2- animating a few different frames....ie. a stick figure walking...or something similar?
    I'm having fun here!
    Cheers,
    Brad.
     
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    I'm having fun here too!!! :D
     

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