Use ActionScript 3.0

To begin with, make sure you select ActionScript 3.0. Further into the project, we may wish to add bones/inverse kinematics, 3-dimensional effects and interactions. ActionScript 3.0 will help make this possible.

  Define your canvas size

What size do you want your main stage to be? Furthermore, what FRAME RATE do you want to work with?

  Be organised

Keep your animation organised! This will minimise the amount of mistakes in the long run.This can be simply done by labeling/renaming layers, scenes & symbols.

  Use scenesDivide your animation into SCENES – this helps to keep your whole animation more manageable.Select INSERT/SCENE to create a new scene. Press SHIFT/F2 to bring up the scenes palate.
  Remember how to draw in Flash?

Before animating, it’s best to brush up on how to effectively draw using the tools in Flash.Download this booklet to assist you: DOWNLOAD HERE

  Get down to basics

At the beginning of the semester, the class completed a number of Flash Tutorials which introduced us to the basic of animation. These basic techniques will go a long way in our SHORT ANIMATION.All tutorials can be found here.


Finished Short Animation > Nicholas Gooch:

Sound Effects:

Recently, the department has purchased a number of CD’s which contain individual sound effects and ambient music. Two volumes are accessible in the links below; however, if you can find the one your looking for – ask the teacher!


The department has also purchased ‘DESIGNER SOUND FX’. This is available in the art office!


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