Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Adding Sound

Complete Notes & Compression Settings [PDF]

1. Import the sound into the library.

2. Make a new Layer

3. With the new sound layer selected, drag the sound from the Library panel onto the Stage. The sound is added to the current layer.
Each sound be placed on a separate layer. Each layer acts as a separate sound channel.

4. In the Timeline, select the first frame that contains the sound file.

5. Select Window > Properties, and click the arrow in the lower-right corner to expand the Property inspector.

6. In the Property inspector, select the sound file from the Sound pop-up menu.

7. Select an effect option from the Effects pop-up menu:

Applies no effects to the sound file. Select this option to remove previously applied effects.

Left Channel/Right Channel
Plays sound in the left or right channel only.

Fade Left To Right/Fade Right To Left
Shifts the sound from one channel to the other.

Fade In
Gradually increases the volume of a sound over its duration.

Fade Out
Gradually decreases the volume of a sound over its duration.

Lets you create custom in and out points of sound using the Edit Envelope.

Select a synchronization option from the Sync pop-up menu:
Note: If you are placing the sound on a frame other than frame 1 in the main Timeline, select the Stop option.

Synchronizes the sound to the occurrence of an event. An event sound, such as a sound that plays when a user clicks a button, plays when its starting keyframe first appears and plays in its entirety, independently of the Timeline, even if the SWF file stops playing. Event sounds are mixed when you play your published SWF file. If an event sound is playing and the sound is instantiated again (for example, by the user clicking the button again), the first instance of the sound continues to play and another instance begins to play simultaneously.

The same as Event, except that if the sound is already playing, no new instance of the sound plays.

Silences the specified sound.

Synchronizes the sound for playing on a website. Flash Pro forces animation to keep pace with stream sounds. If Flash Pro can’t draw animation frames quickly enough, it skips frames. Unlike event sounds, stream sounds stop if the SWF file stops playing. Also, a stream sound can never play longer than the length of the frames it occupies. Stream sounds are mixed when you publish your SWF file.

An example of a stream sound is the voice of a character in an animation that plays in multiple frames.
Note: If you use an mp3 sound as a stream sound, you must recompress the sound for export. You can export the sound as an mp3 file, with the same compression settings that it had on import.

Enter a value for Repeat to specify the number of times the sound should loop, or select Loop to repeat the sound continuously.

For continuous play, enter a number large enough to play the sound for an extended duration. For example, to loop a 15-second sound for 15 minutes, enter 60. Looping stream sounds is not recommended. If a stream sound is set to loop, frames are added to the file and the file size is increased by the number of times the sound is looped.
To test the sound, drag the playhead over the frames containing the sound or use commands in the Controller or the Control menu.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apply Motion on a path

Motion Tween
Apply a custom stroke as a motion path

You can apply a stroke from a separate layer or a separate timeline as the motion path for a tween.

Select a stroke on a layer separate from the tween layer and copy it to the clipboard.

The stroke must not be closed. Only uninterrupted strokes can be used.
Select a tween span in Timeline.
With the tween span still selected, paste the stroke.

Flash applies the stroke as the new motion path for the selected tween span. The target instance of the tween now moves along the new stroke.
To reverse the start and end points of the tween, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Macintosh) the tween span and select Motion Path > Reverse Path in the tween span context menu.

Class Tween on a Path Video WATCH

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Job Board

The link here is for the Coroflot job board.

Take a look at what skills you need to make buckets and buckets of money. You know make it rain or something like that...