Flash Tutorials

Objective: To create and edit objects, symbols, animations, and movies using Macromedia Flash.

Grading: This assignment will count as a daily grade. It will be graded using the rubric below.

Instructions:

You need to make Flash files (18 of them) that demonstrate each of the effects listed below.Experiment with various canvas sizes, but be aware that you need to decide the canvas size before creating your movie. I will give a demonstration in class for anyone interested.

Refer to your FLASH BASICS HANDOUT for more information on each type of effect. You must understand which requires objects versus symbols.

Some of the tutorials are more difficult that others. Choose tutorials that best meet your flash knowledge level. You are not limited to only doing one of each, you may complete as many as you wish to know how to do.

Save each file with the name of the effect listed below (i.e. " frame by frame.fla") and be sure to save them into your Flash folder. Additionally, create an exported (.swf) file. You will submit both files when ready for grading.

  1. Frame by frame animation
    1. Frame by Frame Animation

  2. Shape tween  
    1. http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/shape_tween.asp
    2.  Shape Tween

  3. Motion tween
    1. http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/motion_tween.asp
    2. Scrolling Background

  4. Fade effect
    1.  http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/fade_in.asp

  5. Color change - use your flash handout to create this.

  6. Rotate
    1. Rotating Chinese Star
    2. http://tutorials.learnflash.com/tutorials/flash/sunburst.html - rotating starburst

  7. Flip
    1. Flipping Text
    2. http://tutorials.learnflash.com/tutorials/flash/gyroscope.html

  8. Rotate and flip - use your knowledge of how to flip and how to rotate to create this one.

  9. Text shape tween
    1. Text shape tween instructions

  10. Text fade effect
    1. Click here for the instructions

  11. Guide layer
    1. Motion Guide Tutorial **Open the file motion_guide01.fla from the N drive to get the car for this one!**

  12. Mask
    1. http://www.cbtcafe.com/flash/animatedmasks/animatedmasks.html

  13. Mask Text
    1. Masking Text Tutorial

  14. Advanced mask
    1. Click here for the instructions

  15. Distributing text to layers
    1. Click here for the instructions

  16. Creating a music player
    1. Music Player

  17. Hyperlinks 
    1. click here to get the directions for this one

  18. 3D Motion Tween  **Choose Action Script 3.0 for this tutorial**
    1. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-tween-3d-properties-in-flash-cs5.html

 

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Rubric

Assigned Tutorial - File will not be graded if not saved with the correct name! See names below to make sure!
.fla file
(25 pts)
.swf file
(25 pts)
Errors
(-3 pts each)
Total
1. Frame by Frame animation        
2. Shape tween        
3. Motion tween        
4. Fade effect        
5. Color change        
6. Rotate        
7. Flip        
8. Rotate and flip        
9. Text shape tween        
10. Text fade effect        
11. Guide layer        
12. Mask        
13. Mask text        
14. Advanced mask        
15. Distributing text to layers        
16. Creating a music player        
17. Hyperlinks        
18. 3D Motion Tween        
Grand Total: ___________ points/900 points = __________