All posts tagged Flash animation

We first introduced Smart Magnet Rigs in 2013 and since then countless studios and individual animators around the world have adopted this ground-breaking approach to flexibility, efficiency and control.

With chain selection, magnetic joints and automatic clean up of arcs, Smart Magnet Rigs are unmatched in the current Flash or Animate landscape. Read more
Using Keyframes and Clas­sic Tweens makes re-timing easy. Slid­ing the keys to the left or right results in hav­ing more or fewer in-betweens and there­fore slower or faster movement.

A typ­i­cal prob­lem for time­line based appli­ca­tions is that the lin­ear rep­re­sen­ta­tion requires to tem­porar­ily have a dupli­cate keyframe. For exam­ple if we would like to have an object move from point A to point B to point C and then back to A with 3 in-betweens between the keys, the cycle will look like this: Read more
This foundational article is an attempt to describe the process of organizing a production in its complexity, focusing on character-related specifics and trying to cast light over areas that are usually not even mentioned in books about Flash.

We will be focusing mostly on the technical aspects of Flash animation production. The creative and artistic side of the problems will rarely be addressed.

The text below assumes that readers are already animators or people with interest and knowledge of animation, its specific vocabulary, methods and practices. Read more