Here are a few notes, pointers, and tips for Flash that we learned Tuesday:
Make sure you set your frames-per-second and keep your fps in mind while working on your projects. 20+ frames might not even last a full second.
Every piece of your animation is going to be on a different layer. You can import a Photoshop file and keep everything separated into the layers you had in Photoshop. In order to do things with these layers/objects, you need to convert them to symbols. If you’re going to control this object through Actionscript, you’ll want to create a new instance. Make sure to export the symbol for Actionscript.
You can change your object’s instance name in the Properties tool box (top right tab). You can manipulate the object’s size, color, tint, and opacity (alpha) here also.
The tab next the the Properties tab is your Library tab. Everything that you’ve imported and all of your symbols will be here.
-don’t use spaces in instance, symbol, etc. names
-under the “Controls” drop-down you can play your entire project or test an individual scene.
-you can import movies and sounds as well as images.