Learn How to Combine Animations into One Project in Macromedia Flash 8
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Now let us bring in those other animations for the exercises we setup before. I am going to zoom back out on my timeline. I have got a nice control up here that allow me set and select the zoom break for the stage so that I can move back at controlled rates and see exactly what is going on at different points in the movie. We are going to be dealing with our wide angle shot here and what I want to do is add in the animations of our dad going to the different exercises that we setup in our previous animations. Get a little bit more space for these. Now, the current frame here shows our dad character and what I want to do is add in the dad animations that we set up for the jumping jacks, the knee bends and the side stretches.
Now at this point, we all want the dad’s mouth in here because we are using a dad character that already has a mouth in it. I can remove the mouth by inserting something similar to a key frame but in this case it will be a blank key frame. This will remove the graphic of the mouth and make sure that we do not have it carrying along in the rest for our presentation. Now, I need some key frames in order to change the animation out to the different exercising dads that we have. So first of all, I want to have my elements stay on the screen a little bit longer and I am going to accomplish that by going out and selecting my timeline somewhere around frame 180. And this time, I am going to insert something different. I am going to insert a frame instead of a key frame.
You will see our graphic looks a little bit different. I do not have that dot at the end and simply what I am doing here is making sure that all of these pieces are staying at the timeline for the entire duration. Now, I can see I copied my sound into this frame and I really do not want the dad talking again. So I am going to clean that up by selecting the key frame and doing the opposite of what we did to set the sound file up originally. We selected the dad exercise sound to play it. I am going to select none to make sure it does not get played.
Now, we will insert the other exercise animations. I will do so with the key frame once again. Now, I am just leaving some arbitrary space in between here and we will see how we are going to use that in the moment but I am going to insert the key frame and similar to our method of manipulating the mouth file. I am going to go down to the dad animation and swap this instance of the dad for one of our animated dad exercises. We pick knee bends off first. I am going to do the same thing to add the other two exercises in. We will add a key frame, this time change it from knee bends to let us say jumping jacks and one more for our last exercise. We have got our side stretches there.