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Flash: Motion Tween X and Y values individually

I have a little guy on my scene that I want to walk from the left side to the right side, and over a hill in the middle. So the X graph would just be a linear uphill graph, and the Y graph would, ...
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What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of Create.js toolkit with flash, but is it the best way to go or is ...
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Erase contents of only one layer in Flash CS6 [migrated]

I am trying Adobe Flash CS6 for traditional frame-by-frame animation. I am using mainly the pencil tool. When I create a new frame, I often just copy the last keyframe (for every layer) and then ...
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How to create a button in Adobe Flash CC that reverses to its original state

I have a button that plays an animation as soon as the mouse goes over it, and I want to know how can I have the animation play in reverse (back to its original state) as soon as the mouse goes off ...
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How do I fade in an object which is rotating - Flash

I have animated a lined circle to rotate but I want it to fade in while its rotating. When I add a keyframe to create the fade, it thinks i'm meaning the rotation which speeds it up which I don't ...
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Proper steps for importing PSD files into flash cs6

Anybody can explain how to import the PSD files into Flash CS6. I have tried this but i could not import the transparent image with the quality. It is getting pixellated and with the outline from the ...
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Adobe Flash - Sliding Expandable Banner AS2

I have an ad designed where the banner pops up over a movie on mouse over and subsequently disappears when the mouse is taken away and restarts the movie. Code is AS2. I need to change the way the ...
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Apply Ease to Part of Motion Tween

I have a motion tween on a symbol where the symbol moves into the scene horizontally, waits awhile, and then moves vertically. In the image below, you can see the animation motion graphed for the ...
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How can I export a flash file to a gif format without losing quality?

I'm making a series of animated gifs witch I design using adobe flash. The problem is that when I export it to the animated gif format, it pixelates losing a lot of quality. I wanted to know if ...
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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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Flash CC Export to Sprite Sheet Poor Quality

I'm importing Illustrator symbols into Flash and then animating them. When I export to Sprite Sheet, the corresponding .png is bad quality. How can I achieve better quality or quality that is on par ...
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Flash Movie Export Color Shift

I've used Illustrator to create a set of art boards, one for each frame of the simple animation I'm looking to create. The AI file is RGB (as are all my swatches), and I've exported each art board as ...
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Flash won't export fully transparent gifs?

I've been using Flash for a while and never had any issues before, but suddenly when I export a transparent gif not all of it will be transparent after publishing. For example, if I have a gif of a ...
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Flash CC - Draw letter animation

I am making a splash screen for a website I am making, and I want one of the letters to draw itself, then expand out into the whole word. I have the expanding part done, but I need to make the letter ...
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Static Text and embed text both greyed out Flash CC professional

I have Flash professional CC build 14.1.0.96 and I'm trying to perform a free transform on some text; however when I do this, the text disappears. Iv'e googled around, which suggests I need to use ...
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Is it possible to use Adobe Flash CS6 with a touchscreen laptop?

I figured I didn't need a Wacom or anything due to my touchscreen laptop. Though, any time I try to use it, it simply scrolls around on the scene without actually drawing anything.
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How do I draw a square with rounded corners in Adobe Flash CS6?

I can't find any options for rounded corners in the draw palette in Flash CS6 and Google is not returning any answers. This seems like it should be so simply to do. I want to use the palette to draw a ...
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Photoshop smooth lines like in flash

I was just wondering if it was possible to have smooth lines in photoshop the same way it is in flash where when you draw a figure it will automatically change the lines you made into smoothened ...
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Is there a way to change one color to another for all objects in flash cc?

For example, in my flash documents there are many objects with color ffdc00. And now I nee to change all objects with this color to color ffcf01. Is there a way to do it automatically? Without re ...
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Preventing the overlay of outlines without putting the border on a group/layer

This is a very specific question. I suspect there is no solution, but I'll try anyway. See this simple character: At the shoulders, the outlines of the arms and body overlap. I want to prevent ...
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How to paint graphics exported from Illustrator to flash professional

I work doing e learning, and I need to use graphics from pdf manuals. I open the pdf manuals in Illustrators ,and I grab the graphics from there and drag them to flash professional. But when I get the ...
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Flash CS6 How to create 3D extruded text?

Anyone know of some tutorials or walk-throughs on how to animate 3D rotated/transformed text in Flash Professional CS6? I cant seem to find any. (Googled) I am trying to make an animation of some ...
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How can I convert canvas for XML?

I'm working on a project industry E-pub, using Adobe Flash to publish my design to HTML, but I need it XML. How can I convert canvas for XML?
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Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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Removing pause between loop iterations in a Flash movie

I work with a creative services that has created a Flash animation for a page my team is building out. The animation was created using Flash Catalyst, and we're experiencing an issue where, once the ...
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Add Movie Clip to existing Armature Bone

Simply, is there a way to add a new movie clip to an existing bone with Armature? I have a Torso, that apparently got "missed" but the skeletal structure is already there. I just want to associate ...
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How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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How to create transitions in adobe flash?

I'm creating an animation in Flash CC. I would like to add some transitions to it like fade in/fade out etc. I'm not sure how to do this in flash.
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Script for exporting to JPEG from Flash CS6?

Is there a Script for exporting .jpg files from Flash CS6? Another possible solution would be to add an extra button to Export directly to overjump by going to something like File > Export > ...
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Circular ProgressBar Animation

I want to create a simple circular progress animation with either Adobe After Effect or Adobe Flash or any other software that you may suggest. Something like this: Assuming that the graphic assets ...
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How to “explode” a drop shadow into a shape in Flash?

I need to explode/break apart a drop shadow filter into the shape it forms. I mean, I need to be able to have a shape (shape object, or another kind of object) that its generated when I apply a drop ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 symbol graphic delay

I am working on character's lipsing in graphic symbol. I am animating lips from frame 130 to 218 by changing another lips (5 graphics) in one layer. But when I press Ctrl+Enter that graphic goes from ...
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Shape tweens don't reflect on upper layers on Flash CS5

I have this illustration I would like to animate with Flash. For now I'm trying to make the water and the flag wavy by shape tweening. I imported the file from Illustrator marking the layers I would ...
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How do I open a Flash CS6 file in CS5

I know that in CS6, you can save as CS5. But right now, I'm at school on the computers in my design class. I have a file that I made at home in CS6, but I need to open it on my school's computers that ...
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Is there a program that draws vectors the way Flash does?

I usually draw (or vectorize) using flash. I like how I can draw a line then bend that line. i.e. not using the pen. I find this easier since I can always go back and modify something easily. Do you ...
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Inkscape: reusable components / objects?

We used Adobe Flash for SCADA visualization in the past, but we want to move towards SVG for new web-based SCADA projects. SCADA often uses the same, interactive symbols (like pumps, valves, ...) ...
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Adobe Flash How to change path after changing timeline etc (no tweens)

How can i change the path of a layer/symbol. I've selected a path or form but can not change it because points to transform does not appear. Need to be possible or not ?
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Set Background of Adobe Flash Layer to Transparent

Is there a way to make a layer's background transparent? I have a background image that is a little smaller than the frame size, so there is a white line when I export the movie from the layer on ...
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Adobe Flash get angle of layer (rotation value)

How can I get the angle of a rotated layer. Or is it possible to see the angle while rotating? If so, where?
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Adobe Flash Save multiple pivot points on 2 layers

I'd like to animate a stick figure. I made a layer for every body part. Now I need to predefine the rotation point somewhere. I used symbols to save the pivot position. The problem is that I can ...
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Drawing an animated signature in Flash

I want to draw an animated signature. The way that I draw it it's to cover it manually with a mask layer and keyframe each frame. There is a more efficient way?
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Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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How to align & distribute anchor points in a path in Flash CS6?

I have drawn a path and would like to perfect its symmetry by aligning some of the anchor points vertically. The align panel seems to work well for objects, but I can't figure it out for individual ...
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Set loader height and width in Adobe Flash and ActionScript

I have this source in Adobe Flash CS6 (AS3). var loader:Loader =new Loader(); imageViewer_mc.addChild(loader); loader.x=65; loader.y=50; loader.load(new URLRequest("image.jpg")); image.jpg ...
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How to reverse a Flash animation?

I have an animated globe that is spinning from the right to left. Since this is supposed to simulate Earth's rotation, it should be from the left to the right. How can I reverse the already created ...
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Rounded, transparent corners in Flash CS5

I am using Flash CS5 to make a slideshow of images: 4-5 images that fade, transitioning into the other. I would like to make it so that the corners of the entire slideshow are rounded and ...
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Use Ink Bottle Tool to outline shapes converted to symbol in Flash CS 5

I have been teaching myself Flash CS 5 and attempting to do some simple animations. I have created a simple bat drawing that I am attempting to animate. I read that it is a good idea to break ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 Moving Anchor Points?

first question here so hopefully it's okay. I've searched for how to do this everywhere online but I couldn't find anything. I'm using flash CS6 and I have a shape. I want to animate it so that only ...
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Which version of Adobe Flash is the stablest?

The artist in our company has a lot of problems (crashes, corrupted files...) with Adobe Flash CS5 (last patches installed). It's really a pain in the neck... With Flash CS4 the situation was not ...
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How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash: