Flash CS5.5 Self-Paced Course I

Setting Up Layers

Because traditional animation involved redrawing a scene over and over with only minor changes, it was very time-consuming. Then some clever person thought of separating the art work into layers drawn on clear film.
This meant that a background that stayed the same for many frames was drawn only once, and the figures or items that moved were placed on their own set of clear films so that only the figure or item had to be redrawn.
The films were then placed one on top of the other as in the diagram below. Layer 1 is on the bottom.
This saved a lot of time.

In Flash this process is duplicated using Layers. The video below shows how layers work.

Make your own copy and submit it.

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