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Lesson 9. Creating a Flash Movie > Creating Temporal Structure with Keyframes a...

Creating Temporal Structure with Keyframes and Labels

The movie is 96 frames long, and therefore it lasts 8 seconds. But aside from flipping through the three screens in the first quarter of the first second, the movie doesn't actually do anything. As mentioned earlier, to make things happen in Flash, you create keyframes, and change the appearance, location, or presence of the objects within the frames on the stage.

In this task, you'll work on the overall temporal structure of the movie, by making the timeline more clearly reflect the three screens that you storyboarded in Freehand. As a part of this process, you'll insert two keyframes in the labels layer, which you'll use to create bookmark-like labels to demarcate those portions of the timeline. The first of the two keyframes you'll create will identify the frame where the second screen begins and the second keyframe you'll create will identify where the third screen begins. You don't have to worry about creating a keyframe for the first screen, because the first frame of every layer is a keyframe.


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