Flash software focus for animation

Mrs. Maureen Clark’s sophomore Animation I class has been working on their first Adobe Flash projects. For this project, they had to create a forest landscape, a character that would walk across the screen, computer-done animations and self-done keyframes.

Students were required to have three sections of a landscape, upper and lower sections on the arms and legs of their figure, and three different movements.

“The easiest part of the entire assignment was creating the character. I enjoyed it because I already had an idea of what I wanted the character to look like, and it was just a matter of creating it in Flash,” sophomore Bryce Monaco said.

Clark has the class watch sets of tutorials on each section of the task on Lynda.com. Like most new skills, Flash takes practice.

“I have mixed feelings towards Flash. Flash is a really hard program to work with. It’s very tedious, and you have make sure you don’t make a mistake because if you do, you might have to redo the whole thing,” sophomore Sabriya Said said.

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Some students have completed their final projects, while others are finishing up; however quite a bit of work has been put into them.

“This project is very time consuming. It takes a lot of hard work to create something that looks nice and has all the required elements,” sophomore Jonathan Jackson said.