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fizzled
07-22-2013, 07:28 AM
if you use flash, and don't know about these magical little hotkeys, you're a noob. They will speed you up massively.

IMPORTANT:

make sure (unless you have a tablet) to have whichever hand you may not be using for the mouse securely fastened on the keyboard.

< = Previous Frame
> = Next Frame
Enter = Play
Ctrl + Enter = Play whole movie
Ctrl + Alt + Enter = Play Scene
F5 = Insert frame: double the frame you are currently selecting
F6 = Insert keyframe: goes to the next frame while keeping the same thing you currently have on the layer you are on.
F7 = Insert blank keyframe: same as above, but empties the next frame for you (only on the layer you are currently selecting)
F8 = New Symbol
F9 = action panel (for coding)

MORE STUFF

Selection (V): Selects objects in your scene
Sub-selection (A): Selects the perimeter of your object. It's basically a really in-depth free transform tool
Free Transform (Q): Transforms your object either by distortion, skew, scale, and actual free transformation.
Gradient Transformation (F): Selects and directs which way or what position the gradient of which your object is embedded with.
Line (N): Creates a line that is 1 dimensioned in properties. <-- most useful shortcut if you're a line animator
Lasso (L): Selects specific sections of your object
Pen (P): Ridiculous method of creating lines through forms of math. Don't use it. You'll only get lost.
Text (T): Creates a text with modifiable properties
Ova (O): Creates an oval using line as borderlines and brush as the filler.
Rectangle/PolyStar (R): Creates a rectangle/polystar using line as borderlines and brush as the filler.
Pencil (Y): Free hand way of drawing a line
Brush (B): Free hand way of drawing a 2 dimensional shape. <-- most useful shortcut, if you're a brush animator
Ink Bottle (S): Makes one line a different color
Paint Bucket (K): Makes one shape a different color
Eyedropper (I): Takes colors of a shape or line and making them your color swatch of choice.
Eraser (E): It does its job.

EVEN MORE STUFF (RawGreen did all of this)

Shift + F5
Remove row of frames
Remove selected frames

Shift + F6 + Selected Frame(s)
Clear Keyframe / Clear Frame

Alt + M + T + T (or use; Ctrl + Shift + Z)
Remove Transformation

Alt + M + T + H
Transform Horizontally

Alt + M + T + V
Transform Vertically

Ctrl + Alt + M
Mute all sounds from playing in timeline
(handy if you want to listen to other music while scrubbing in the timeline)


SIMPLE ONES YOU MAY NOT KNOW (Again, thanks RawGreen!)

Ctrl + X = Cut (removes the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + C = Copy (copies the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + V = Paste (pastes whatever you last cut or copied to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + Shift + V = Paste in Place (pastes it where ever it was copied or cut from in the same stage place)
Ctrl + Z = Undo last action
Ctrl + Y = Redo last Undone action
Ctrl + A = Select All
Ctrl + Shift + A = Remove all selections

Shift + , and . (this might be a feature in a plugin I use, not sure for certain)
Skip to Beginning or End of Timeline.

Shift + Click
Fill Select between two selections
(extremely handy for selecting a specific chunk of frames without having to scrub your cursor over the entire timeline)

Alt + Drag and Drop -(With Frames already selected)
Duplicate selected frames

COURTESY OF HITSU

Horizontal Alignment
Ctrl+Shift+1
Align things at the left side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+2
Align things at the middle side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+3
Align Things at the right side of the dimension.

Vertical Alignment
Ctrl+Shift+4
Align Things to the upper side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+5
Align Things to the middle side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+6
Align Things to the lower side of the dimension.


NOTE FOR THE TABLET OWNERS

make sure that

Ctrl+Z
Ctrl+Y
>
<

are fastened to those shortkeys on your tablet. you'll need them. if you have space for more, add whichever ones you need most. (i recommend enter, line and brush tools, as well as eraser.)

If I've forgotten anything tell me!

Thank you RawGreen for basically making half of this thing

Tsang
07-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Thank you for this. I knew the majority of these handy little shortcuts, but the couple I didn't know could really be a lifesaver. Thanks! :D

Scarecrow
07-22-2013, 08:43 PM
i'm pretty sure all of this information is available in the flash documentation, but nobody looks there, so i guess this will be helpful to some.

also:


F5 = insert frame: double the frame you are currently selecting
F6 = insert keyframe: goes to the next frame while keeping the same thing you currently have on the layer you are on.
F7 = insert blank keyframe: same as above, but empties the next frame for you (only on the layer you are currently selecting)

you should include their actual functions, instead of just their descriptions!

Zed
07-23-2013, 03:52 AM
I know this thread. You've made it before. It's linked from the index.

Damian
07-24-2013, 02:17 PM
Apart from what Zed said, this is a nice guide and might make it to the officials. Still, though, do what scarecrow said, because, having the names on there is important. Good luck.

fizzled
07-24-2013, 07:45 PM
i'm pretty sure all of this information is available in the flash documentation, but nobody looks there, so i guess this will be helpful to some.

also:


you should include their actual functions, instead of just their descriptions!

Good point, done.


I know this thread. You've made it before. It's linked from the index.

Sorry! I made the original post like a year ago and I thought it was long gone.

Anime Vishal
07-24-2013, 11:19 PM
Nice tut dude.
may be u can include 'Z - zoom'

EDIT : ctrl + shift + alt + r - Ruler

DigitalFlamer105
07-25-2013, 04:24 AM
This is great. Thanks, I knew pretty much all of the shortcuts but I didn't knew about this since I saw this (look below V)



F7 = Insert blank keyframe: same as above, but empties the next frame for you (only on the layer you are currently selecting)


I had no idea about this shortcut till now. Thanks again! :D

harvie89
07-25-2013, 04:27 AM
Its a good thing to place some other and almost useless shortcuts... It may be useful in fact..

Reconcile
07-25-2013, 05:32 AM
i'm pretty sure all of this information is available in the flash documentation, but nobody looks there, so i guess this will be helpful to some.

also:


you should include their actual functions, instead of just their descriptions!
Actually, I think there's no need for description. The function mentioned says it all.

Scarecrow
07-25-2013, 05:43 AM
Actually, I think there's no need for description. The function mentioned says it all.

that's like saying that the definition for a word is enough, without even wanting to know what word you're defining.

if you already know what a "frame", "keyframe" and "blank keyframe" are, the descriptions are unnecessarily convoluted, and a reader shouldn't be forced to interpret them.

besides, he's already edited it anyway.

RawGreen
07-29-2013, 01:09 PM
I use Adobe Flash CS4 for all my professional work, so there's maybe be some shortcuts here that will not work in Flash 8.
Here's some you didn't List / Describe

Keyboard Shortcuts;
Shift + F5
Remove row of frames
Remove selected frames

Shift + F6 + Selected Frame(s)
Clear Keyframe / Clear Frame

Alt + M + T + T (or use; Ctrl + Shift + Z)
Remove Transformation

Alt + M + T + H
Transform Horizontally

Alt + M + T + V
Transform Vertically

Ctrl + Alt + M
Mute all sounds from playing in timeline
(handy if you want to listen to other music while scrubbing in the timeline)


Simple ones that surprisingly not everyone knows. (I mean if you're going to list the standard ones, why not these with what they do?)
Ctrl + X = Cut (removes the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + C = Copy (copies the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + V = Paste (pastes whatever you last cut or copied to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + Shift + V = Paste in Place (pastes it where ever it was copied or cut from in the same stage place)

Ctrl + Z = Undo last action
Ctrl + Y = Redo last Undone action

Ctrl + A = Select All
Ctrl + Shift + A = Remove all selections

, and . (< and > symbols on your keyboard)
scrub through your timeline frame by frame.

Shift + , and . (this might be a feature in a plugin I use, not sure for certain)
Skip to Beginning or End of Timeline.


Cursor Shortcuts(timeline);
Ctrl + Click
Select multiple frames
or
Click Keyframe and drag to re-size

Shift + Click
Fill Select between two selections
(extremely handy for selecting a specific chunk of frames without having to scrub your cursor over the entire timeline)

Alt + Drag and Drop -(With Frames already selected)
Duplicate selected frames

fizzled
07-30-2013, 04:16 PM
I use Adobe Flash CS4 for all my professional work, so there's maybe be some shortcuts here that will not work in Flash 8.
Here's some you didn't List / Describe

Keyboard Shortcuts;
Shift + F5
Remove row of frames
Remove selected frames

Shift + F6 + Selected Frame(s)
Clear Keyframe / Clear Frame

Alt + M + T + T (or use; Ctrl + Shift + Z)
Remove Transformation

Alt + M + T + H
Transform Horizontally

Alt + M + T + V
Transform Vertically

Ctrl + Alt + M
Mute all sounds from playing in timeline
(handy if you want to listen to other music while scrubbing in the timeline)


Simple ones that surprisingly not everyone knows. (I mean if you're going to list the standard ones, why not these with what they do?)
Ctrl + X = Cut (removes the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + C = Copy (copies the selected to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + V = Paste (pastes whatever you last cut or copied to your pasteboard)
Ctrl + Shift + V = Paste in Place (pastes it where ever it was copied or cut from in the same stage place)

Ctrl + Z = Undo last action
Ctrl + Y = Redo last Undone action

Ctrl + A = Select All
Ctrl + Shift + A = Remove all selections

, and . (< and > symbols on your keyboard)
scrub through your timeline frame by frame.

Shift + , and . (this might be a feature in a plugin I use, not sure for certain)
Skip to Beginning or End of Timeline.


Cursor Shortcuts(timeline);
Ctrl + Click
Select multiple frames
or
Click Keyframe and drag to re-size

Shift + Click
Fill Select between two selections
(extremely handy for selecting a specific chunk of frames without having to scrub your cursor over the entire timeline)

Alt + Drag and Drop -(With Frames already selected)
Duplicate selected frames

Shit, thanks man! this makes it pretty complete now. I've added a thanks thing at the bottom for you.

Mark XD
07-30-2013, 05:31 PM
u've been helpful, thank u

fizzled
08-01-2013, 08:05 PM
u've been helpful, thank u

no problem g

Hitsu
08-02-2013, 11:49 PM
Hey man i want to share some of my knowledge about flash.

Alignment
Before you start,make sure you've already press Ctrl+Alt+8(To Stage).

Horizontal Alignment
Ctrl+Shift+1
Align things at the left side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+2
Align things at the middle side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+3
Align Things at the right side of the dimension.

Vertical Alignment
Ctrl+Shift+4
Align Things to the upper side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+5
Align Things to the middle side of the dimension.

Ctrl+Shift+6
Align Things to the lower side of the dimension.

fizzled
08-07-2013, 03:58 PM
thanks. Updated again.