- 1. Create a document using Device Central.
- 2. Check out Illustrator CS3.
- 3. Set up your document to integrate with Flash CS3.
- 4. Create blends out of symbols for animation in Flash.
- 5. Export from Illustrator to SWF for Flash.
- 6. Explore the new Flash CS3 workspace.
- 7. Add a new background in Flash CS3.
- 8. Copy and paste from Illustrator CS3 to Flash.
- 9. Create a motion path and a motion tween.
- 10. Publish and test your file.
7. Add a new background in Flash CS3.
After various tooling around in the timeline, copy+pasting or dragging and dropping, you may even want to overlap parts of your animation until you are replete with "animatic" joy. You can then easily add a background color in Flash, using the Properties panel at the bottom of the Flash workspace (Figure 11). Just make sure you have nothing on the stage selected before you choose a new background color from the color pop-up menu. This way, you avoid having a background shape get in the way of multiple blend animations. It also cuts down on the number of objects in the resulting file and thus reduces file size a little.
Figure 11 Using the Properties panel in Flash CS3 is an easy way to set a background color. You can also change Publish settings here. Yippee!