WP #7 Flash Animation

For this assignment you will be working as an animator. You will need to use Adobe Flash CS5 for this project. Some key vocabulary you will need to use and remember are… (I would strongly recommend using this vocab when you reflect on your finished piece – hint, hint!)


a graphic representation of drawings to show movement within those drawings.

Project File

a file created to hold animation or video content.


the drawing area, or part of an animation program window where the content is composed and manipulated.


Frames Per Second


a placeholder object used to contain text or graphics. It is also a single image from the sequence of images that make up an animation.


a frame used to specify a change in the animation. (Means: Something is about to change!)

Motion Path

a path drawn on a guide layer to control path animation.

Path Animation

a method of animating an object that requires the user to draw of create a path on a guide layer that the object follows.


the part of Flash that organizes and controls an animation’s content over time using layers and frames.


floating windows that contain commands, options, palettes, menus, and other features for quick reference while working in a program.


the vertical red marker in the timeline that marks the progress of the animation when it is previewed in the animation program.


the calculation of an object’s path from a specified beginning point to a specified ending point in an animation.

Motion Tween

a type of tween that has a blue background on the timeline.

Shape Tween

a type of tween that has a green background on the timeline.

Here are some examples of Flash animations of websites built in Flash…

The following are links to articles filled with examples of Flash