- Managing Animation Frames

This section provides a tutorial example on create a simple Flash animation using SWFC script with '.frame' commands.

In the previous tutorial example, only a static image is created. In order to create some animations, we need to understand how to manage frames with SWFC script:

Now let's use these rules to create a simple animation example,

#- Copyright (c) 2014,, All Rights Reserved.
.flash bbox=150x350 background=gray fps=12
.circle greenLight r=50 line=5 color=black fill=green
.circle yellowLight r=50 line=5 color=black fill=yellow
.circle redLight r=50 line=5 color=black fill=red

#- Settig up the default frame which is frame 1
   .put greenLight x=25 y=225

#- Making changes on frame 25
.frame 25
   .del greenLight
   .put yellowLight x=25 y=125

#- Making changes on frame 37
.frame 37
   .del yellowLight
   .put redLight x=25 y=25

#- Making changes on frame 61
.frame 61
   .del redLight
   .put greenLight x=25 y=225

Compile and generate the HTML code:

C:\herong>\local\SWFTools\swfc -o frame.swf

C:\herong>\local\SWFTools\swfdump -E frame.swf > frame.html

Edit circle.html and delete the extra "loop" parameter (seems to be caused a bug in SWFC compiler). Then change the "loop" parameter value to "true":

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="frame.swf"
   width="150" height="350">
<param name="movie" value="frame.swf"/>
<param name="play" value="true"/>
<param name="loop" value="true"/>
<param name="quality" value="high"/>

I have included the above code here on this page. If you are reading the Web version of this book, you should be able to see the animation played. Otherwise, you will see a static image.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 What Is SWFC Script? - First SWFC Script Example - Managing Animation Frames - Adding Sound to Animation - Add Text to Animation

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB