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Designing and Animating Characters in Flash 8

Designing and Animating Characters in Flash 8

Many animators use Macromedia Flash for detailed vector-based animation. One of the strengths of Flash is its versatile workflow and production process. I have developed some custom techniques that can help you create and manage the various moving parts of a complex animated character. In this article I reveal some of my best-kept Flash secrets while taking a single character from pencil sketch to fully animated Flash cartoon.


To make the most of this tutorial you need the following software and files:

Macromedia Flash Professional 8

Tutorials and sample files:

Prerequisite Knowledge

None whatsoever. This article is written for the beginner as well as anyone with any amount of experience using Flash.