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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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8. Frame-by-Frame Animations

In This Chapter

Optimizing the Timeline

Creating Keyframes

Creating In-Between Frames

Selecting Frames in Keyframe Spans

Manipulating Frames in One Layer

Removing Frames

Making a Simple Frame-by-Frame Animation

Previewing the Action

Setting the Frame Rate

Varying Frame-by-Frame Speed

Using Onion Skinning

Editing Multiple Keyframes

Practice Session

Frame-by-frame animation was the conventional form of animation before computers. Live-action movies and video are really a form of frame-by-frame animation. The camera captures motion by snapping a picture every so often. Animation simulates motion by showing drawings of elements at various stages of a movement. Traditional animators, such as those who worked for Walt Disney ...

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