I am used to Gimp and have the ability to make custom brushes and this way greatly reduce the time of animating one animation, but I would like to use Flash and get more serious.
I would like to achieve in Flash what I do in Gimp by simply creating a background layer (face without the mouth), copying it 300 times and than applying different mouth brushes on each one. This way I don't have to draw a single thing more than once. Can something like that be done in Flash?
If so, which would be a better / possible option within Flash speed wise - if any:
1) Creating the face frame without the mouth and copying it on 1 layer hundreds of times (F6 ?) and than dropping the different mouth symbols on each frame from the library? ...OR...
2) Having the face on 1 layer and dropping the different mouth symbols on frames that are on a second layer? --- (Would that be even possible to export without having the background frame also copied hundreds of times?)