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Summary:

Add Sounds and Music to your Animation in Flash

    ●   Sounds and Music must be:

SHORT - Don't use songs over 500 kilobytes in size (1/2 MB).

FREE - No copywrited music.

APPROPRIATE - Music should match the look and feel of you composition.


Learn About:

MegaByte Size

  •   This tutorial is part of the Aesop's Fables and Drag and Drop Projects.

Other People's Work:

Here are example of work inspired by this tutorial …

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Boink Birds

http://www.findsounds.com/

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Step #1: Find Some Music ~

Click here: http://freeplaymusic.com/ and go to:

 

 

 

(For Sound Effects, go here: http://www.findsounds.com)

 

… search by Feeling or whatever, just find something appropriate that matches the look and feel you want for your work …


Step #2: Download the Audio ~

Once you find something, click

… then click on the cart

… choose In Classroom License

… then hit Proceed to Checkout

… give them your email and name, and download the zipped file.


Step #3: Download the Audio ~

Expand the zipped file in your Downloads folder (or wherever your downloads go) and locate the smallest size megabyte of the song.

freeplay music


Step #4: Import into your Flash File ~

Then go to: File > Import > Import to Library and import that file into Flash.


Hey! I got an error!

Some MP3's wont import because of high bitrates.


If so, Right-Click the file and open it with Adobe Audition …

… go to: File > Export and select "Change" …

… and lower the bitrate to 128.


Step #5: Open Scene 2 of your Flash Video~

Remember, the Rubric states that background music should play ONLY AFTER the start-button is pressed - therefore you must put your music on Scene 2, so hit Shift+F2 or go to: Window > Other Panels > Scenes and open Scene 2.

scenes


Step #6: Make a New Layer and Click Frame 1 ~

Make a new layer and name the layer Music

layer music

… then click on Frame 1 of the Music layer.

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Step #7: Sound ~

Open Properties (keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+F3), select Sound and open your import.

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If you want to REMOVE the audio,
select "None".


Step #8: Options ~

The sound will play as many times as you set:

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Set the music to play as many times as needed to last the whole video.


Step #9: Lower the Volume ~

Click the first frame of your music layer …

… click the pencil icon under Properties …

… and lower the volume as shown:


Last Step: Save and View your work ~

View your work by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Enter

Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.fla]

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•   ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME


  •   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.


Other Resources: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ and http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtm