The Flash Timeline, Keyframes and Frames

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Before you start programming and creating games in Flash, it is helpful to know how to use Flash’s built-in timeline and movieclip structure. With the help of the Flash timeline, keyframes and frames you can create reusable animations and graphics that can be easily incorporated into your games. {loadposition adposition5}Most web games need graphics and usually small animations as well, Flash’s built-in graphics and animation tools will help make your development time a lot quicker by allowing you to manipulate graphics and animation within a graphical, timeline-based interface.

Video Tutorial

In the tutorials below I introduce you to the Flash interface and timeline, and I demonstrate working with keyframes, frames, layers and movieclips. All of these things are necessary in building interactive Flash movies and games.




Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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