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Basic idea's for first flash project

     
6:16 pm on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi all, Hope all is well.

I just wondered if i might ask, i'm about to begin learning with flash, a total newbie, and i just wanted to ask for some general help/tips about what i want to do...

I want to do an animation intro for a website, where a van pulls up at a house, delivers some bags of stuff and then drives off, then the company logo comes up.

I know this is all really simple stuff but i just wondered if anybody had any general tips about what i should try to learn with this in mind? Sorry if i sound stupid :S

Cheers.

6:57 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The best example I can think of is a wheel with spokes.

1) Create one line and then convert it into a symbol.

2) Now create multiple copies of the line symbol and rotate them to create the spokes.

3) Now create a circle and turn it into a symbol.

4) Now make another copy of the circle symbol but make it a little larger then the first circle.

5) Now place these circles around the spokes.

6) Turn the the circles and spoke lines into a symbol (your wheel).

7) Create a motion tween of the wheel rotating clockwise once.

8) Create a copy of the wheel symbol so you have 2 spinning wheels

9) Make some more copies of your line symbol and start to create your van and street and houses

10) Combine some circle symbols into cloud shapes and have them continually float across the sky

11) You go from there...

The point of all of this is the whole scenario I created was built off of 2 symbols, the line and the circle. Don't keep creating objects over and over again if you can reuse an object. If your going to use flash, especially for an intro, keep it small

12:01 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks twist, thats exactly the sort of tip i was thinking of.

So reusing a symbol will keep the filesize small, cheers mate :D