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Chapter 29. FLASH ANIMATIONS > Testing and Controlling Movies

Testing and Controlling Movies

Once you create an animation, you will most likely want to see if it is running correctly. You may also want to change the settings that control how the movie runs. Fortunately you can test your movies within FreeHand.

To test a movie:

1.
Choose Control > Test Movie.

or

Click the Test Movie button in the Controller toolbar 14. FreeHand processes the movie which opens in a separate window.

Figure 14. Use the Controller panel to work with Flash movies.


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The Flash Player icon appears at the top of the test movie document 15.

Figure 15. The Flash player icon in the title bar indicates you are previewing the Flash movie.


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The Test Movie command opens the move in the Flash player window. You then need to play the movie to see the animation.

2.
To play the movie choose Control > Play.

or

Click the Play button in the Controller.

3.
To stop the movie, choose Control > Stop.

or

Click the Stop button in the Controller.

4.
To move one frame at a time, choose Control > Step Forward or Control > Step Backward.

or

Click the Step forward or Step backward buttons in the Controller.

5.
To move to the start of the movie, choose Control > Rewind.

or

Click the Rewind button in the Controller.

6.
To jump to the end of the movie click the Fast Forward button in the Controller.


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