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Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques by Justin Putney, Chris Georgenes

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Chapter 4. Workflow Automation

Animation is an intensely creative art. It requires an understanding not only of shape and color, but also of weight, movement, and timing. Animators often work in teams because creating the illusion of life on a two-dimensional screen is a laborious undertaking. Any minuscule loss of form, even for a fraction of a second, chips away at the illusion. To maintain this illusion for the audience, animators need to exercise a great deal of control over the medium. Every measure of control translates into a choice, which can quickly become overwhelming, especially when several steps are needed to enact each choice.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to make Flash do the heavy lifting for you by taking the complicated ...

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