Using Movie Clips in Flash

posted Apr 28, 2011, 7:19 AM by Bill Blevins   [ updated Apr 28, 2011, 9:17 AM ]
Students will be using Flash Movie Clips to animate a short film.

Flash Wrapper





Create a bird with the brush tool
Name that layer "Bird"
Select Modify/Convert to Symbol, but instead of clicking on symbol, click on Movie
Name your movie "flying_bird"
This will take you to a new screen - the movie screen.  If not, double click on the bird.
Insert a keyframe on frame #4 and erase the wings, with the eraser, and draw in new ones in the downward position
Insert a keyframe on frame #7 and erase the wings and draw in new ones in the middle position
Insert a keyframe on frame #10 and erase the wings and draw in new ones in the upper position
Click the Blue colored back button to go back to Scene 1
Insert a Keyframe in slide 30 and Move the bird to the right off of the screen - Make it bigger using the Free Transform tool.
Now, add Motion Tween between frame 1 to 30.
You must hit CTRL + Enter to see the bird in motion


Add a new layer in Scene 1 titled "Sun"
Using the same technique as above, create a sun that has rays coming out of it.


Create a beach scene on one layer.  Do not put in anything that can move (examples - people, birds, fish).  Trees are OK though.


Here is a tutorial from Highland High School as how to create movie clips in a flash file
http://www.highlandtechnology.org/files/Camtasia_Tutorials/Technology_1_Tutorials/flash_movie_clips/flash_movie_clips.html
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Bill Blevins,
Apr 28, 2011, 9:17 AM
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