Learn how to animate sprites (like characters from video games) that you can download using Adobe Flash
Create an Animation in Flash
This animation can be very useful to create banners, and shows you how to use ActionScript 3 and the timeline function of Adobe Flash CS3 to set the background of mountains and a moon. Then create a few flying bats and animate them to fly across the screen in a loop!
Always make sure what you want to animate is on its own layer. And always make sure that you indicate that your animation is a symbol. Observing those two rules will always ensure easy and workable animations when using Flash to create animations in CS4.
Virtual cameras enable you to add all sorts of cool effects to your animations by making it seem like they were filmed with a camera that could move and focus. This video will show you where to acquire and how to use the vcam software plugin for Flash CS4 to create all of the ...more
A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the f ...more
A tutorial series on creating basic character animation in Flash. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash. Part 2 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash. Part 3 of 3 - How to Create animation with Flash.
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to to create a simple text animation in Flash using Motion tweens and the Distribute to Layers command. Create a simple text animation in Flash. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
The bouncing ball animation in Flash is usually the first assignment covered in an animation class because it demonstrates some of the most basic principles of a line across a stage. This trick is quite easy to learn and this tutorial will take you through all of it, step by s ...more
River City Graphix is back with a new video on how to make a custom cursor with a cool animation using Flash CS3. The video does start off briefly talking about subscriptions and blah, blah, blah so if you wanna get straight down to business the video really starts at 00:22 se ...more
Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, various web-page components, integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications. In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to import sequential images. Make sure to hit "p ...more
In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to make a black and white mask animation. To do this, first start by importing your image into the flash tool and bring it on to the scene. The image should be wider than the scene. Now select and distribute the layers. Now conve ...more
Now you can easily animate gradient image using Flash. For this you need to open flash, and then import an image which you want to work with. Create a new layer. Draw a rectangular. Go to color option and choose liner. You have to keep alpha in one side of gradient. Ad few key ...more
The bone tool is one of the most important tools in Flash for creating basic animations. It allows you to give your characters virtual bones which you can manipulate to make them move. This video tutorial will show you how to use the bone tool to create a simple animation of a ...more
This video describes how to create a jumping letters in Flash, first create the text for example "JUMP" and using Break the letters each and then make the layer and now convert the letters into "Movie clips" and now we should add the key frames to our "time line”. Then moves t ...more
This video shows you how to create a glowing object in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software. This is a tutorial video for beginner level viewers. Making objects glow is one of the many effects that can be applied in Flash. In this video the narrator draws a shape, converts th ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to get creative with Flash animations. The video is titled rotoscope in Flash but actually is not a rotoscoping technique. Instead, you learn how to convert an animation sequence of images to bitmap images and create a cool artistic effect ...more
In this video tutorial you will learn to animate text within Flash. Learn to use Flash's built-in feature to quickly separate each letter in a word onto different layers. We'll then animate each letter one by one to achieve the effect we want. Create text animation in Macromed ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to insert an animation with its own independently-controllable timeline within a second, larger frame animation. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video softw ...more
Build a simple looping walking animation by utilizing Adobe Flash CS5's bone tool and symbols. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particula ...more
Use Flash CS4 to create a simple scene animation and then use Dreamweaver to include it into a web page. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this ...more
Updated from the old CS3 tutorial! This video demonstrates how you can set up a simple spin animation using the most recent version of Adobe Flash, Creative Suite 4. Start with a simple square animation, and then make it spin!
Today we learn about creating a header appearance in animation w/sound in Flash. First your import image. Create a new layer and then create our new shape. Then delete the stroke. Next select the shape and change its size to frame 20 and then press F6. Move your image as shown ...more
Has looping got you thrown for a loop? See how it's done with this clip. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the applicat ...more
Are you interested in 2D animation in Flash? First import a image in flash. Then create a new layer and choose oval tool and take a radial gradient. In the middle of the shape, we need to have zero alpha value and pick the colors from the background of the image. Create the sh ...more
This tutorial will show you how to create a cool image animation using mask in Flash. First lets import image file and now lets create a new layer. Choose oval tools and now lets draw a shape just outside our scene. Then go to frame 30, and add the key frame and select transfo ...more
This tutorial video, from tasktutorial demonstrates how to create animation using the motion guide function in Flash. You will learn how to create an object, in this case, a ball, and create an animation that makes it appear to bounce. The guide shows you, how to add a motion ...more
Creating animation in Flash CS4 is the most fundamental thing that you can do using this powerful software. It is also quite confusing to the uninitiated. This video will introduce you to the basics of creating animations in Flash by demonstrating the construction of a small f ...more
Creating cool animations is the bread and butter of Flash. This video will help you get started making them yourself for your website, video game, or movie. It explains how to animate objects, making them move around however you wish and form the basis of your animation. No so ...more
In this video you will learn to create frame by frame animation using Flash. Frame by frame animation is basically very similar to the traditional animation technique. Among the Flash techniques used in the example is onion skin and keyframing. Create frame by frame animations ...more
This tutorial shows a beginner how to reverse their timeline animations, both by using Action Script code or by using the timeline functions. Set up your Adobe Flash CS3 animation timeline going in one direction, and then completely reverse it!
This video is a lesson on pose-to-pose animation and is great for beginners. Tony is using Onion Skin, and a new way to count… 1,5,3,2,4. Watch part two and learn how to breathe some life into the stick by adding anticipation, and a little bounce at the end. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more
This tutorial shows you how to change the images in a flash animation template to be the images you need or want using Flash 8. Customize flash animation templates in Flash 8. Click through to watch this video on template-help.com
This tutorial shows you how to change and modify images in a Flash animation using SWISH Max software. Change images in a Flash animation with SWISH Max. Click through to watch this video on template-help.com
In this brief Flash animation tutorial, learn how to lip synch your animations with voice overs. A short demonstration, you'll learn some tips and tricks to getting this synch up just right.
Creating really cool animated characters in Flash is an art form that can take years to master. This video tutorial will teach you how to use shading to make your characters looks more dynamic and interesting. The more effects you know, the more that you can do in Flash, so wa ...more
This tutorial is aimed at those who are already somewhat adept at using Flash and ActionScript 3. This demonstrates an advanced masking technique called a 'glint' - having a beam of light pass over the object in your dynamic flash image.
This series of video is part 6 of this epic 60-part video series on how to make a website from scratch using Flash CS4. This section covers how to construct motion tweens effectively and use symbols to create more complex animations. Watch the first chapter here and the next, ...more
Getting started using Adobe Flash CS4 can be a daunting task for all of the aspiring web designers and animators out there. This video will make it a little easier, especially if you have no experience at all. It offers instructions for making your first animation, assuming ab ...more
If you don't know how to turn a black and white image into color animation in flash, then this is the perfect video for you. This tutorial is perfect for newcomers! In the video, you will learn how to import images, make layers, and transform them into movie clips. This video ...more
Want to learn some neat Flash tips? This video shows you how to capture the animation properties of an object as ActionScript code, and then apply the ActionScript to another object on the Stage. Check out this video by Chris Georgenes now! Copy and paste ActionScript from an ...more
SWF files loop by default if the length of the timeline exceeds one frame. With simple ActionScript, you can control and navigate a frame-by-frame animated sequence.
This short video shows you how to create an animated fashion style logo in Flash. First he changes the background and frames per second to black and 24 respectively. He chooses the font for his text and then he converts the text into a movie clipping by hitting f8 and choosing ...more
Looking to get into flash animation and not sure where to start? With this great video series you'll learn how to create a silly stick man animation that'll get your flash animation skills up and running! Go from the beginning to the end with these simple tutorials showing you ...more
This clip presents a guide to adding the final, finishing touches to an animation created within Adobe Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from ...more
This is a very basic tutorial which shows you how to set up a square, convert it to a movie script, and then set up an animation and see your square spin. A simple clip, but you can apply it to many different objects, not just squares!
Want to create simple animations in Adobe Flash CS4? Follow the bouncing ball. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of t ...more
Second part in a series of YouTube videos illustrating just how easy it is to use Adobe Flash CS3 to create simple animations. In a few simple steps, you'll learn to use keyframes to make figures come to life, and state changes to help add the illusion of motion to objects thr ...more
This is a beginning Flash animation tutorial. There's a brief frame-by-frame demo and then a "shape tween."
Add shape to your animation using a motion tween along a path. Learn tips for using motion guides, snapping to motion paths, and finishing up with alpha fades. Add shape to your animation with motion tween in Flash. Click through to watch this video on sessions.edu
Tutorial on how to render out a Poser animation and import it to Flash.
Expand the depth and complexity of your Flash Catalyst project by adding animations (.swf files), videos (.flv files) or music (.mp3 files). This tutorial shows you the easiest way to add extra content to your project depending on the file type.
clipping mask Sponsored by SimpleRetouch.com Start by creating a task with the name Mask, then Choose a color and a font size. Create a new layer and move the Image to Layer 2, use control plus to zoom in and a use key frame 90 at frame Then Hit F6 Enter the frame at frame ...more
This tutorial shows you how you can turn a single animation (like a bouncing ball) into a symbol. Once it is a symbol, you'll be able to reuse the animation in other projects and add it to other movies or animations you make using Adobe Flash CS4. Part 1 of 2 - How to Turn an ...more
Making a Flash animation character walk one step is pretty easy. Making them walk the same way over and over using a walk cycle is more challenging. This video will teach you how to animate a walk cycle in Flash CS4 or CS5, making use of the Bone Tool that was a big new additi ...more
A lot of people use Flash for 2D cartoon animation, but Adobe After Effects is another great tool to create some very cool cartoon animation. This how to gives you a clear idea of the steps to take to use AE as a cartoon creation device. This short video tutorial will demonstr ...more
Why make a flip book? Because all animation – even stick-figure Flash animation and multilayered, highly technical 3-D effects – is built on, and can benefit from, the basics of the craft first developed by artists working at the beginning of the last century. And while fancy ...more
Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more
This video will show viewers how to use Adobe Flash and how to make a cartoon character talk in this program. This tutorial covers aspects such as recording the voice of your characters, drawing their mouths to speak, and how to sync the recorded speech to the animation. Furth ...more
Flash and Actionscript can be used together to create damn near any sort of animation or website feature that you could want. This video will teach you how to do just one thing: generate a random frame using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. This is handy if you want to create a b ...more
See how to create a trendy growing vine animation when working in Adobe Flash CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration ...more