USING FLASH

 

1/ START A NEW MOVIE       MODIFY-MOVIE (FLASH ALWAYS OPENS A NEW MOVIE).

2/ SET MOVIE SIZE        - MOVIE PROPERTIES DIALOG BOX

3/ SET SPEED AND COLOUR MOVIES PROPERTIES DIALOG BOX

4/ PREPARE GRAPHICS IN PHOTOSHOP ETC

5/ IMPORT THE ARTWORK

6/ DELETE GRAPHICS FROM THE STAGE

7/ VIEW LIBRARY BY CLICKING THE BOOK ICON

8/ ADD BACKGROUND GRAPHIC = CLICK AND DRAG THE GRAPHIC POSITION WITH ARROW KEYS

9/ ADD A NEW LAYER INSERT LAYER I.E LAYER 1

10/ DRAG GRAPHIC FOR THIS LAYER INTO POSITION

11/ CONVERT TO A SYMBOL INSERT CONVERT TO SYMBOL- GRAPHIC BEHAVOIR- NAME ITEM

12/ADD SOME FRAMES RIGHT CLICK IN FRAME 20 BACKROUND LAYER INSERT FRAME

RIGHT CLICK IN FRAME 10 OF NEW LAYER SELECT INSERT KEYFRAME (USED FOR GRAPHICS THAT ANIMATE)

 

13/ SET TRANSPARANCY FOR GRAPHIC IN NEW LAYER- FRAME1 WINDOWS-PANEL-EFFECT CHOOSE ALPHA ENTER 0 I.E TRANSPARENT

CLICK IN FRAME 10 CHOOSE ALPHA ENTER 100 I.E. OPAQUE

14/ TWEENING CLICK FRAME 5 OF NEW LAYER AND SELECT CREATE MOTION TWEEN.

15/ ADD MORE LAYERS AND GRAPHICS INSERT CONVERT TO SYMBOL NAME IT LOGO GRAPHIC ETC

16/ INSERT A FRAME RIGHT CLICK FRAME 30 IN BOTH THE LOGO AND LAYER1 TO KEEP THE GRAPHICS ON THE STAGE.

17/ ADD TEXT AND POSITION INSERT A NEW LAYER FOR THIS.

18/ ADD A BUTTON INSERT LAYER NAME IT BUTTONS USE BOX TOOL TO DRAW IT.

19/ CONVERT BUTTON TO A SYMBOL.

20/ EDIT BUTTON STATES GO TO YOUR LIBRARY DOUBLE CLICKING ALLOWS YOU TO EDIT THE BUTTON INSERT KEYFRAMES FOR THE UP,OVER AND DOWN STATES

21/ ADD BUTTON TEXT BY ADDING A NEW LAYER TO THE BUTTON

22/ INSERT AN ACTION SELECT EDIT EDIT MOVIE- SELECT BUTTON- CHOOSE WINDOW-ACTIONS-BASIC ACTIONS- DOUBLE CLICK GET URL AND ENTER THE WEB ADDRESS YOU WANT THE BUTTON TO GO TO eg://www.website.com/gallery.htm etc

Save movie now . fla file is editable .swf in condensed use Dreamweaver to embed the movie I.E .SWF within a page.

Remember save both the .fla and .swf files.

 

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