create a motion

We sometimes use animation in subtle ways, rather than hit the viewer over the head with our brilliance. In this step, we'll create a very short fade-in of our home page's content. We do this so that when our movie loads, the content doesn't just pop onto the screen. We see this technique often on web sites and don't even realize there's animation, we just experience a smooth reveal of the contents.

To create the animation, we set up our content's beginning state and ending state, and then instruct Flash to create, or tween, the intermediate frames. (See extra bits on Page 77.)

Notice in the Timeline that an arrow is displayed from Keyframe 1 to Keyframe 12, signifying an applied tween.

That's it. You just created your first tweened animation.

    Creating a Web Site with Flash. Visual QuickProject Guide
    Creating a Web Site with Flash: Visual QuickProject Guide
    ISBN: 0321321251
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 113
    Authors: David Morris © 2008-2017.
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