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Flash MX 2004 Tutorial

View the Movie

To view the movie click the Start button

 

This tutorial will take you through the steps to make the above movie.

You will learn the basics of how to create graphics, work with layers, add motion, sound and text, as well as control button to your movie.

 

Getting Started

When you start up Flash MX 2004 you will see a screen similar to this:

  1. Click on Create New Flash Document
  2. You will then see the screen shown below

 

The upper left side of the screen displays the Tool palette, which contains tools you can use to create or modify graphics and text. Tool modifiers for the selected tool display below the Tool palette. You use modifiers to set tool options. You will also see a proprieties panel at the bottom of the screen to select tool options

The Timeline appears in the upper portion of the screen. You use the Timeline to lay out the sequence of the movie.

The Stage displays in the center of the screen. You create your movie on the Stage.
Note: only the white part will be visible in the final product.

Movie Properties

You start creating your movie by setting the Frame Rate, Dimensions, Background Color, and Ruler Units.

Frame Rate

The speed of the movie

Dimension

The size of the Stage.

Background Color

The color of the Stage.

Ruler Units

The unit of measure the ruler displays.

 

You set these properties in the Movie Properties dialog box.

To set the properties for the movie you are going to create:

  1. Choose Modify > Document from the menu OR select the SIZE button from the properties panel at the bottom of the screen.
    The Document Properties dialog box will open.

  1. Type 400 px in the Width field.
  2. Type 400 px in the Height field.
  3. Click on the Background color box and set the Background color to white.
  4. Type 5 in the Frame Rate field.
  5. Select Pixels from the drop-down menu in the Ruler Units field.
  6. Click on OK.

 

 

Note: You may wish to set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher

Note: If you can not see the entire stage you may wish to choose
View > Magnification > Fit in window from the menus.