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okay it's not that great but i rushed to finish this to show I hope it helps others as well XD

Animating on Flash

Assume everythings already been open. your flash is already up and running. don't have to click on anything special
1: Just Draw a pic that you want to move
2: press F7 to open up second frame which should be blank (press F6 is you want to copy highlighted frame to the next frame)
3: Make sure the onionskin is turned on. It's the button underneath the timeline (where the frames are) It's shows two Squares one light purple and the other a darker purple (onion skin will let you see pic from the last frame)
4: Draw next movement It's that simple to view you pic just click on Control-> Test Movie

There's a whole lot more you can do, but this is the basic, i'm still learning myself


Flash Buttons

First Click on Insert->New Symbol...
A box should appear on it click the word ()Button(also name it XD)
Ok now the button Editor will open up on the timeline, There will be Four frames
Up/Over/Down/and Hit
1: On "up" Draw how ever you want your button to look when the mouse isn't on it
2: Then Click on the word "up" and hit F6 which should bring the pic over to the "over" frame On the "over" frame Then just draw it how you want it to look
when the mouse is over the button
3: Ok and on the "down" frame draw it how you like it to look when someone has clicked on the button
4:Draw Or just use first pic.
5:Click on Scene 1 to return to movie
6: Ctrl+L if your Library Buttons not open then drag Button onto movie
7: Right Click on button, Pick Actions
8:Open up the The book with word Actions, Click Movie Control
9:Click "on" Check Release
10: Double click "goto" Then enter what frame you want the animation to start at
11:Click on the frame where animation starts and put the action "stop" on it
then test your movie. XD I hope that's all the steps (scratches head)

any problems just ask XD
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sol-ka Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow thank you, I finally get it! <3
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Pin-eye Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I got a question. Have you ever had a problem with the Onion Skin in Flash? I have mine on, no layers are locked or hidden, but it's not working. Any ideas? [link]
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MaggieWorthington Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it wont let me use the frames!! :< it wont go transparent or white!! D:
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Charcoal568 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
how do u save it?and then put it on windows movie maker?
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shadowravenheart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
um, my flash won't let me go back to the scene 1 it's stuck on the button
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mimimimi3636361 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
wow thanx!
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Jalamie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
This is great! :hug: thanks so much, Now I am making a mermaid animation, first I make just a line to get the motion right , but then later i have to clean it up and add stuff you know (arms, tail), and go back on all the frames, is it easier to just start with lots of detail in the first place or is their an easier way?
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wolfcub Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome tut
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Wow, it really works! Thanks!
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Thorn71 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
What Kind Of Program Is That
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