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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 21 comments and questions on Using Flash issues. They are listed according to date.

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Concepts Is every image in a Flash layer called a scene? India
 
3D Wants to make 3D Flash animations Pakistan
 
Features What to know about Flash ActionScript India
 
Simple Animations Software for making Flash files India
 
Scan Drawings Wants to animate cartoons in Flash USA
 
Firestarter The best ! ! USA
 
Director Fear I am too old to learn multimedia USA
 
Planning Wants to edit Flash file USA
 
Resources Flash to FCP USA
 
3D New to Flash and want to do 3D india
 

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Is every image in a Flash layer called a scene?

Topic: Concepts

Question

September 16, 2014

Every image in the layer is called scene
Is this statement true or false according to macromedia flash

- India

25359

Answer

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.

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Wants to make 3D Flash animations

Topic: 3D

Question

August 19, 2010

Dear Sir

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 Raza

Umer - Pakistan

20258

Answer

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.

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What to know about Flash ActionScript

Topic: Features

Question

October 12, 2009

sir i don know hoe to write write action scripts ,its syntax n symatics ... so plz guide me....

ranjith - India

18483

Answer

Places to learn about Flash ActionScript are at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_tutorial/
and
http://www.actionscript.org/resources/categories/Tutorials/Flash/

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Software for making Flash files

Topic: Simple Animations

Question

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

Answer

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:

http://www.coffeecup.com/firestarter/

http://www.swishzone.com/index.php?area=products&product=max_mini

http://www.sharewareconnection.com/flash-creator.htm

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Wants to animate cartoons in Flash

Topic: Scan Drawings

Question

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

Answer

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:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/18913/drawing_and_inking_cartoon_characters.html

http://www.leconcombre.com/board/flashtutorial/us/flashmaniacs0us.html

http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx/cartoon.htm

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The best ! !

Topic: Firestarter

Question

August 27, 2007

Hello, nice site look this:
The best!!!
End ^) See you

Fogumat - USA

14268

Answer

Thanks for the feedback.

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Fear I am too old to learn multimedia

Topic: Director

Question

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

Answer

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.

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Wants to edit Flash file

Topic: Planning

Question

October 29, 2005

HI!

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?

thanks

armando - USA

8736

Answer

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.

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Flash to FCP

Topic: Resources

Question

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

james - USA

7837

Answer

There is a forum Q&A on that topic at:
http://www.uemedia.net/CPC/2-pop/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=93045&Main=92705

Also see: http://www.jimrichardson.com/fcp/ for a FCP special interest group.

I hope that helps.

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New to Flash and want to do 3D

Topic: 3D

Question

April 15, 2005

Hello,
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..
Thank you...

Vasanth - india

6662

Answer

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.

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