i'm a classically trained animator working in 3D games...i really want to get bak into 2D and flash gives the ability to be director, animator, layout artist, sound engineer and coffee maker...well -ish!
i have scoured the web and found some wonderful techniques here:
I'm practicing away and reading thorugh forums (there are none i can see dedicated to Flash cartoon animation) and was hoping i could request some help.
-How do u manage layers?
if you have a scene with alot of different drawings how do you manage so many symbols? do you place the different arm poses for example on keys withing a graphic symbol?
Don Perro, you mentioned building your character and distributing to Layers within the symbol, but once u put that symbol on the stage how do u manipulate the different parts?
-How do u truck a camera? do u use a plugin/actionscript or do you wave to scale all components up? this can't be easy in a complex scene but seems to be the only explained method.
-how do u swap symbols mid frame? i can swap a symbol on the first frame of a symbol on an animation layer but if i go to another key it ignores my request to swap to another symbol!
Thanks for any help.
P.S. hi LarryL, i went to Bally and studied under Stuart Holgate while you were there. u let me into the college....how many companies curse your decision know! Good to see you about.