• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 7. Animating in Flash > Frames and Keyframes

Frames and Keyframes

Flash utilizes a Timeline to help you organize and control your movie and your animation. The Timeline is divided horizontally into frames—discrete units of time—and vertically into layers—discrete units of space that are stacked. Animation unfolds over time and through space. The time-frame of an animation is determined by the total number of frames, and the space it occupies is determined by the dimensions of the Stage, although a nearly unlimited number of layers can be stacked within the Stage dimensions.

The Magic Number: 16,000

Have you ever wondered how big a Flash movie can be? Well, 16,000 is something of a magic number within Flash. Movies can have up to 16,000 frames—any more and playback will stop. The maximum number of symbol instances per movie is also 16,000, as is the maximum number of layers that can be exported and the maximum number of loaded movies that can be supported.



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint