I used Flash brifely at college in 1999 (Flash 5). All we really did with it was make a circle 'tween' into a square and text fly across the screen, etc. After that, I went on to university and studied traditional 2D animation, so I now know all about character animating, timing, etc.
My Question is this: I have seen Flash used for 2D character animation with great results. Flash animation can even be found on TV these days (when I used it Flash was strictly a web animation medium). I would like to transfer my 2D animation skills to the computer using Flash but I can't get my head around it. What is the technique? Do you still draw keyframes on paper and scan them in then use Flash to do your inbetweens (sort of like Maya or Max where you set up the main poses and the program does the inbetweens for you)? Sorry if I'm sounding ignorant here but I am a complete novice. Maybe somebody can recommend some good sites or books that include explanations and tutorials? Do I need a more recent version of Flash to do character animation or can I use my old copy of Flash 5 while I learn?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really want to get on this but I don't know where to start.
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