View Full Version : First Animation w/ Flash

06-18-2009, 08:40 PM
Wow, didnt realize Flash was this hard. But I found it really fun. I know it sucks, I know there is "re-sizing" and all that jazz. Just wanted to get my hands a little wet.


06-18-2009, 09:06 PM
Oh shit, I remember you from the Pivot section too. You were decent, and I remember you for your pretty nice golf animation :|

This probably is your first time with Flash, so I'll give you some basic pointers that could help you out a lot.
- Turn on onion skin
- Use the circle tool for heads
- If you want, you could also use the "Line Tool." You would draw your sticks with lines, (duh) and if you happen to be good at it, you don't have to worry about smoothing and all that.

And to help you out some more, here's a few handy dandy links.

06-18-2009, 09:24 PM
imstead of the circle tool i think its easyer to convert the head into a movie clip

06-19-2009, 05:54 AM
imstead of the circle tool i think its easyer to convert the head into a movie clip

hmm,if u wanna save library space to other things you can CTRL - GROUP(G)
it will make it a graphic with no features. You can just move it,but you can't tint or anything.

06-19-2009, 06:55 AM
Or you could draw it using object drawing. But any of these ways works.
To help with the resizing, turn on the grid (under the view panel). And the legs shouldn't have so much space between them during the steps. And the arms were a bit short. But keep working at it, you'll improve quickly.

06-19-2009, 11:48 AM
Alright tight, gonna try all these tips and definitely look at those tut sites.