Macromedia Flash, also known as Adobe Flash or Shockwave Flash, has became a popular program to create animations, advertisements, web pages and presentations since its introduction in 1996.Now, it is even used to program games and internet applications. Macromedia Flash contains a scripting language called Action Script. The program Flash was the brain child of Jonathan Gay, who developed the idea in college and developed the software while working for Silicon Beach Software.
Basically Macromedia Flash is an animation tool for creating movies that run on your computer as well as on the Internet using the Flash player. It is now widely used to create animated and interactive advertisements for the web pages. This kind of advertisements are more effective than static advertisement because of the animation well as sound and music that accompanied them. In fact, Macromedia Flash itself can create a whole webpage and it is more lively than plain HTML.
The list of applications that you can build with Macromedia Flash is endless,. For example, you can make your own cartoon shows for own enjoyment or share them with the Internet users, educators also can build interactive classroom to teach the students almost any subject such as physics, mathematics, chemistry , biology, language and standalone interactive games and games that can be played on the Internet. Lastly, you can also program interactive games.
Macromedia Flash at elementary level is relatively easy to learn, you can almost master it in one or two weeks. However, for higher level applications like games programming , you need to learn action scripts. If you want to master Macromedia Flash, you have come to the right place. We are in the process of building a comprehensive Macromedia Flash tutorial from the basics to the more advanced action script. In this tutorial, we will provide you with the basic concepts and many sample programs so that you can master Flash quickly. Please check back often for the updates.
The Tutorial Contents
Introduction to the Flash Interface Introducing the tools Putting text into Flash Smoothen/Straighten drawings Animation Part 1- Using Layers ,Key frames & Motion Tweening Animation Part 2-Shape tweening, motion guide & frame by frame animation