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Getting Started

Start by viewing the finished movie to see the animation you’ll be creating in this lesson.

1.
Double-click the 02End.swf file in the Lesson02/02End folder to view the final project.

The project is a simple static illustration for a banner ad. This illustration is for Aqua Zero, a fictional company. In this lesson, you’ll draw the shapes, modify them, and learn to combine simple elements to create more complex visuals. You won’t create any animation just yet. After all, you must learn to walk before you can run! And learning to create and modify graphics is an important step before doing any Flash animation.

2.
Choose File > New. In the New Document dialog box, choose Flash File (ActionScript 3.0).

3.
In the Property inspector, make the Stage size 700 pixels by 150 pixels and make the color of the Stage a light blue.

4.
Choose File > Save. Name the file 02_workingcopy.fla and save it in the 02Start folder. Saving your file right away is a good working habit and ensures that your work won’t be lost if the application or your computer crashes.


  

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