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Welcome to FLASH ANIMATION.

We'll be learning the basics of Flash animation--making drawings and text move on the screen--during the trimester. We'll also touch on some simple programming, and saving our files for display on the web.

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What's the difference between the two arrows on the right? Run your mouse over them and see what happens.

One the web, it's important to have small file sizes, because to be able to see an image, we have to download it first.

Look how much more you get with a 4 kilobyte Flash file than with an ordinary 4 kilobyte .GIF file!

(Follow this link to download the Flash file for this example. Use the Control key and choose "Save Linked File..." from the pop-up menu.)

 

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Bitmap graphic, 4KB

Vector Flash, 4KB