Flash Animation


Start with a character development. Sketch on paper first!!! Always sketch first!!!!

Go to the website below to see the steps:

Animation lessons

Develop a storyboard. What is going to happen to your character? What movements and actionsd your character will perform? Do you need a side view? Do you need to make it walk, run, jump, etc.... You should plan all of this ahead of time!!!!

While developing drawing your character - consider how you can re-use same symbols. There is no need to redraw EVERYTHING for each view. ....remember.... file size......


When you have a plan - start with the backdrops. Draw the setting(s) for your story.




Add props. A good idea is to keep them on separate layers.

Start drawing your character based on the sketches.

Draw facial features on a separate layer too. This way you'll be able to change the expressions and make it talk, etc....

Convert what is necessary to symbols. Create Movei Clip Symbols for walking, talking actions.


Try to have fun with this project. You will add sounds later.

Remember: Learning is boring, knowledge is fun!!!! When you know how to do things - it's way more fun to do it! Right?


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