Creating a Web Site with Flash: Visual QuickProject Guide by David Morris

By David Morris

Face it: Poorly designed, static websites simply do not lower it anymore. the internet (not to say the expertise surrounding it) has been round lengthy adequate, and other people have grown accustomed adequate to facing it, that individuals wish (and anticipate) a bit razzle-dazzle after they go surfing. For simply $12.99, this compact consultant exhibits you ways to bring it! no matter if your boss wishes you to jazz up the company's site or you are burning the hour of darkness oil attempting to pull jointly a few internet animations for a category venture, this tightly concentrated, project-based advisor indicates you the way to begin developing Flash animations immediately! utilizing monstrous, daring full-color photos and streamlined directions, it covers simply the need-to-know necessities that might get you animating with Flash: utilizing the Flash authoring device, developing and animating pics, tweening, including sound, and extra.

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In the following pages we'll do the following: Pause playback of our movie using ActionScript Add a Behavior to move the Playhead from one frame to another [View full size image] 54 55 create a motion We sometimes use animation in subtle ways, rather than hit the viewer over the head with our brilliance. In this step, we'll create a very short fade-in of our home page's content. We do this so that when our movie loads, the content doesn't just pop onto the screen. We see this technique often on web sites and don't even realize there's animation, we just experience a smooth reveal of the contents.

Remember that the Playhead loops endlessly unless you tell it otherwise. To make this animation play only once, do the following: [View full size image] 56 57 Click Scene 1 in the Edit bar, or double-click the stage to exit symbol-editing mode. complex animation As easy as creating the tweened animation was, Flash goes one major step further. Timeline Effects allow quick and easy creation of some of the most common animation techniques developers want to create. We'll use a series of Timeline Effects to create an animated introduction in which our graphic text zooms in and out, changing from Capture the Love to Capture the Moment and finally to Capture the Memories.

Here's how it's done. [View full size image] Choose Edit > Cut to move the line from the bkgd rects layer to the clipboard. 32 33 [View full size image] Finally! We can see our line now. It was a lot of effort, but isn't it a beautiful line? import vector art Sometimes you'll need to add artwork that has been created in another application or file format to your Flash movie. Here, we're going to import logo artwork that's been provided in a Macromedia Fireworks' PNG file that contains vectors (editable paths) and bitmap objects (images).

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