Intro to Adobe Flash

BOUNCING BALL

  • Create a circle in Flash, group it, and place it in the Library as a Graphic Symbol named “circle.”
  • On the Timeline convert frame 60 to a Keyframe. Now frame 1 and frame 60 are identical.
  • Now convert frame 15 to a Keyframe and move the symbol circle to the right. Convert frame 30 to a Keyframe and move the symbol circle to the left. Convert frame 45 to a Keyframe and move the symbol circle back to the right.
  • Now select the entire layer and insert MOTION TWEEN.
    • For a Motion Tween to work there must be ONE Library Symbol on a layer.
  • Mr. Machtay will show the class how to use Free Transform and how to use Properties to change the INSTANCES.
    • Symbol + Keyframe = Instance
  • SHAPE TWEENS are used when there is not a symbol on the layer.

FALLING LEAVES

  • Mr. Machtay will show the class how to use Vector Graphics tools to create a leaf.
  • You will make a series of dots using the Pen Tool. The dots will form the shape of a simple leaf.
  • You will use the Arrow Tool to change the curve of the lines (make straight lines curved) and to change the angles (remove angles, shift angles)
  • Then you will fill in the enclosed leaf shape with the Paint Bucket. (Shape must be enclosed to fill in color). You can then add “veins” to your leaf with the Line Tool.
  • When the leaf is complete, group it and place it in the Library. Save it as a Graphic Symbol called leaf1.
  • Place the leaf off the stage to the upper left. That will be where symbol leaf1 will begin on frame 1 of the timeline.
  • Now place a keyframe at frame 30. Move the leaf to the right side of the stage.
  • On frame 30 use the Transform Tool to make the leaf larger, rotate the leaf, and skew the leaf.
  • Now place a keyframe at frame 60. Move the leaf to the lower left of the stage — outside the stage.
  • On frame 60 use the Transform Tool to make the leaf very small, rotate the leaf, and skew the leaf.
  • Now put a Motion Tween on the entire layer. The leaf will float toward us to the right. Then the leaf will float away from us to the left.
  • Use the same symbol leaf1 on a second layer. Don’t use the same frames for Keyframes – move them slightly. Use the same leaf on a third layer. Once again, adjust the Keyframes.
  • Create a second leaf. This second leaf should be more complex than the first one.
  • Create a flower, save it as a graphic symbol in the Library. You will animate the flower on the top layer using a MOTION GUIDE.

FACE

  • Leave the background layer blank. You will use it later for background.
  • Create a new layer and name it “face.” Draw an oval shape for the head. Adjust the shape of the oval with the Arrow Tool.
  • Create a new layer and name it “lefteye.” Use the oval tool to create a white oval with a stroke on it. Group it and place it in the library as a Graphic Symbol called “eye.” Then position the symbol where the left eye should be on the face.
  • Create a new layer and name it “righteye.” Drag the graphic symbol “eye” from the Library and place it where the right eye should be on the face.
  • Now create a new layer called “leftpupil.” Use the oval tool to create a small circle (color of your choice). Group this new oval and drag it to the library as a graphic symbol named “pupil.” Position the pupil inside the left eye.
  • Create a new layer named “rightpupil.” Drag the graphic symbol “pupil” from the Library and place it inside the right eye.
  • Now create a new layer named “mouth.” Use the Line Tool to create the mouth as a straight line. Do NOT group the mouth. Do NOT save to the Library. You will be using Shape Tween on this layer. Mr. Machtay will demonstrate.