Bounce and Jump in Flash
● Introduction to Movie Clips and Frame by Frame Animation.
✓ Movie Clips ✓ Keyframes ✓ Free Transform Tool
• This tutorial is part of the Aesop's Fables Project.
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Step #1: Open Your Project in Flash ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Flash …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: Find an Image you can make Jump ~
✗ Find an object you can animate (probably one of your main characters), and click the layer (which selects everything on that layer) …
✗ … OR, if your character is spread across multiple layers,
select them by Shift (⌘) + Clicking each one:
✗ You know the object is selected when you see the little dots:
Step #3: Movie Clip ~
✗ With the object fully selected hit (or Right-Click and select: ) and make a Movie Clip.
✗ You may already have made your image into a movie clip - if so, skip to the next step:
Step #4: Open the Movie Clip ~
✗ Double-Click on the text with the Selection Tool.
Now you are working INSIDE the Movie Clip.
✗ Remember: A Movie Clip is a movie WITHIN a movie.
Step #5: Go out about 15 Frames ~
✗ Go out about 15 frames, and Right-Click on Frame 15 approximately a "Insert Keyframe" …
✗ … or you can just hit F6
Step #6: Drag the Image ~
✗ Get the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …
✗ … and move the image up a little.
Step #7: Copy Frame 1 ~
✗ Go back to Frame 1, Right-Click and select "Copy Frames"…
✗ … go out to approximately Frame 20, Right-Click and hit "Paste Frames."
Step #8: Paste Frame~
✗ Now go out to approximately Frame 25, and hit F6 to insert another keyframe …
✗ … and adjust the image AGAIN!
Step #9: Rotate the Image ~
✗ Get the Free Transform Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (Q) …
✗ … and rotate the image slightly.
Step #10: Export your Work ~
✗ Go to: File > Export > Export Movie or hit Cmd (⌘) + Enter and see if it works!
Last Step: Save and Attach your work ~
✗ Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.fla]
• ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.