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by Ron Kurtus
Each day readers send in questions and feedback concerning the various lessons in the School for Champions website. A total of 21 letters have been answered.
|Is every image in a Flash layer called a scene?||Concepts||India|
|Wants to make 3D Flash animations||3D||Pakistan|
|What to know about Flash ActionScript||Features||India|
|Software for making Flash files||Simple Animations||India|
|Wants to animate cartoons in Flash||Scan Drawings||USA|
|The best ! !||Firestarter||USA|
|Fear I am too old to learn multimedia||Director||USA|
|Wants to edit Flash file||Planning||USA|
|Flash to FCP||Resources||USA|
|New to Flash and want to do 3D||3D||india|
|Problems in learning Flash||General||Brazil|
|Movie keeps playing||Concepts||RSA|
|Do movies play on every computer?||Swish||USA|
|Wants free lessons||Simple Animations||USA|
|How to create a flash animation movie||Planning||USA|
Is every image in a Flash layer called a scene?
September 16, 2014
Every image in the layer is called scene
Is this statement true or false according to macromedia flash
- India (25359)
The answer is false.
A Flash movie is a collection of Scenes. Just as in a TV show or real movie, each scene may have a different background or camera angle. Within a Scene, there may be several layers of images.
Note that it is no longer Macromedia Flash. It is now Adobe Flash.
Wants to make 3D Flash animations
August 19, 2010
I am graphic designer & want use the 3ds max ball model on website.
when can orbit.i can use software adobe flash professional & and adobe catalyst.if this software not sported this please tell me which software use for this. can u help me if u help me. Iam very thanfull u.
Thanks & Best Regard
Umer - Pakistan (20258)
At one time 3D Max was an inexpensive application, but since it was purchased by Autodesk, the price has gone up dramatically and is really too expensive for most people.
Adobe Flash does have some 3D features, and you can develop good effects if you are clever. See: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/3d_animation.html
An inexpensive application is at: http://www.3dfa.com/.
Also see: http://www.erain.com/
I hope that helps.
What to know about Flash ActionScript
October 12, 2009
sir i don know hoe to write write action scripts ,its syntax n symatics ... so plz guide me....
ranjith - India (18483)
Places to learn about Flash ActionScript are at:
Software for making Flash files
August 30, 2009
WHAT ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE A FLASH FILE AND IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE NEEDED TO MAKE A FLASH FILE IN COMPUTER?
HARENDRA - India (18228)
The main program for making Flash files is Adobe Flash, which unfortunately, is fairly expensive. There are a number of alternative programs that you may be able to get that have free trials and are inexpensive:
Wants to animate cartoons in Flash
August 7, 2009
OK. i get every thing this tutorial has taught me and i got a 100% on the quiz but the thing is i want to know, once u did all the steps in this page but then how to animate the drawing. like how do you move someones arm or there leg or something i want to make a cartoon show. and i want it to be like the show i am watching right now and that is avatar the last airbrnder. so anyway can u send a link of another tutorial about what i am talking about or just give me some lessons email by email by just typing to me what to do.
Anyway thank you for your time
- USA (18126)
Scanning in drawings to use in Flash puts them in a BITMAP format, that is not good for animation. In the example I used, the man and the wall do not move because their drawings were scanned in. The method mainly works for backgrounds.
To make a cartoon character or avatar for animation, you need to use Flash's vector based tools. It takes some practice to draw with them. Some sites to check for tutorials are:
The best ! !
August 27, 2007
Hello, nice site look this:
End ^) See you
Fogumat - USA (14268)
Thanks for the feedback.
Fear I am too old to learn multimedia
November 27, 2006
Hello, my name is Rev. Essex Hubbard, and I am a 51 year old Graphic Artist who fears that it is too late for me to become proficient at multimedia. But because I love working on my computer, and the possibilities of creating interactive art is so vast, I can't turn away from the task. I truly appreciate your providing an answer to my question concerning the difference between Flash and Director. It was a blessing to find this resource. I felt compelled to write you and thank you personally. God bless, and keep up the good work!
Rev. E. Hubbard
Essex - USA (12486)
You are never too old to become proficient in a subject. There are some great tools for a graphic artist to use, such as Adobe Photoshop. Flash is good for drawing simple graphics, but you can readily import more complex ones, including photographs and videos. Of course it is tops for interactive art.
Director is one the way out, since Flash has increased in capabilities. They are both made by Adobe (formerly Macromedia).
Most online advertising and animations is now down in Flash.
Best wishes in pursuing your interactive art.
Wants to edit Flash file
October 29, 2005
I just download the macromedia 2004, I have an existing webpage that has flash and I want it to make some changes, there is two text in it and I want it to changed it, I have been trying to edit but I don't know how.
There is anyway to edit this text?
armando - USA (8736)
You have to have the FLA Flash file to make any changes. You can open the file in Flash and then change your text and then publish it as an SWF file for use on your site.
If the file was a Flash button made in Dreamweaver, you can click on the button in Dreamweaver and click edit in the properties area.
Sometimes you can do that with another Flash file where you don't have the FLA file.
I hope that helps.
Flash to FCP
August 21, 2005
Flash to fcp?
any info on taking a flash anima. and fcp
do i have to convert my flash moive to a quick time movie?
james - USA (7837)
There is a forum Q&A on that topic at:
Also see: http://www.jimrichardson.com/fcp/ for a FCP special interest group.
I hope that helps.
New to Flash and want to do 3D
April 15, 2005
i am very new to Falsh environment.....and i like to do some projects using 3D...what is the procedure to implement the 3D effects and animations.....if your answer is very long please send me the corresponding website to me..
Vasanth - india (6662)
3D is difficult to do. You can simulate it with Flash, but usually other software like Swift 3D is used. You can try the software listed on our page at http://www.school-for-champions.com/flash/3dflash.htm as a starter.
Also try http://www.flashkit.com/index.shtml to see some 3D tutorials.
Best wishes in your efforts.
Problems in learning Flash
October 31, 2004
I am in Brazil. I've been trying to learn programming using Flash. My main problem is to stablish differences between tools and resources. The main reason is I can't find definition of concepts. Another reason is Macromedia is modifying the layout that turn most existing literature obsolete. I couldn't find the difference between Movie Clip and Animated Graph
Ernesto - Brazil (4855)
One good source for Flash information and tutorials is at www.flashkit.com
You can also try http://www.kirupa.com/ for information.
Certainly, do not give up on www.macromedia.com. They have much archived information.
Also check http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/usergroups/index.cfm to find user groups in Brazil. They are a good source for information.
Movie keeps playing
September 1, 2004
Hi, whenever i create a document in flash whaether it be a presentaion or movie, i add my content & buttons. When I test the movie it plays all the scenes without letting me actually choose a button, although you can press the button when designing the application & they work. There is no help that i can find on this in flash. I can do the other things like moving graphics & effects & that sort, but i can't fix this play problem.
Philip - RSA (4149)
There are a few things to do, depending on your configuration.
One thing is to add "stop();" as an Action in a Keyfame in your movie. Click on a layer, and go to the Action panel to type in stop().
You might have to experiment on where to add stop().
You can also unclick Loop in your Publish Settings, but that probably won't affect your test.
Do movies play on every computer?
July 31, 2004
i want my flash or swish movie to open up in front page.how can i do this?
does the flash or a swish movie plays on every computer?
- USA (3893)
You need to have the free Flash player installed on your computer for the movies to play. You can download that from www.macromedia.com.
Wants free lessons
July 15, 2004
if you can tell me where to find more lessons especially free let me know ,till I can find a good job I can only rely on free bees thanks
Massell - USA (3758)
Try www.flashkit.com and www.macromedia.com
How to create a flash animation movie
April 15, 2004
could you reply back, in how to create a flash animation movie step by step criteria, example target audiences, design development and so forth
cherry - USA (3013)
You might check http://www.w3schools.com/flash/default.asp and http://www.webreference.com/dev/flash/ for good tutorials of how to create Flash animations. I hope that helps.
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