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Flash CS 5 Tutorials + Activities

Basic Skills

Basic skills - Adobe Flash CS4 or Flash CS5

Development of basic skills in using Flash and animation

Tutorials 1-8 + Activity 1-2

  Tutorial - PDF Explanation Skills View Animation Flash File
1 Tweening

Animating an object
Changing colour and size

Graphic Object
Motion Tween
Page Properties

swf file

fla file
2 Classic Tween Animating an object using Classic Tween, which was how tweens were done in previous versions of Flash Graphic Object
Classic Tween
swf file fla file
3 TextFade A word fades. Comparing both types of tweens, Motion and Classic Converting text to a Graphic Object
Motion Tween
Classic Tween
Alpha (transparency)

Classic tween swf file

Motion tween swf file

Classic tween
fla file Motion tween
fla file
4 TextExplode A word explodes of the screen, animating each letter on a separate layer Graphic Objects
Motion Tween
- Rotating
- Alpha (transparency)
Layers
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Activity using tutorials 1 to 4

Activity 1 Development of an animated banner for a website - saving as an animated gif Example gif
Example swf
Example fla

Tutorial Explanation Skills View Animation Flash File
5 ShapeMorph Morphing a square graphic to other graphics, using a Shape Tween. Shape Tween
Editing a graphic using subselection tool
Aligning shapes to the stage

swf file

extension

fla file
6 TextMorph Morphing one word to another word. The text needs to be converted to a graphic. Shape Tween
Breaking a word apart into a graphic
swf file fla file
7 Cell-based Animation Animate a stickman using cell-based animation Graphic tools
Onion skin
Layers
Cell animation
swf file fla file
7a Easy Cell-based Animation Simple animation of an image being created using cell-based animation Graphic tools
Onion skin
Reversing frames
Cell animation
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8

Buttons

Introduction to Flash worksheet

Buttons are used to start and stop an animation Buttons
ActionScript 3
- Stopping animation
- Event listener
- Script to control an animation
- hiding objects
swf file fla file

Activity using tutorial 5 to 8

Activity 2 Development of an ecard, an happy birthday message