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Chapter 20. CONTROLLING VECTOR GRAPHICS > USING FLASH MEMBER LINGO

USING FLASH MEMBER LINGO

Flash cast members are, no doubt, the most complex type of cast member. After all, they are created in Macromedia Flash, a program all to itself. Flash creates mostly vector-based animations that are streamlined for the Internet. The program even warrants a few books all to itself and there are several to choose from.

Flash members are made up of frames, just like Director movies. Each frame can contain different elements, such as shapes, bitmaps, buttons, and sounds. Rather than being a still media like bitmaps, Flash members are a time-based media like digital video. Most of the Lingo for Flash movies reflects that fact.


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