are a number of manuals available on Flash, but too many of
them get bogged down in details about ActionScript or interactivity.
Frustrated with wading through such information in other Flash
manuals, author/illustrator Mark Stephen Smith set out to make
the book he wished he had when he started learning Flash.
book is both a practical primer in the fundamentals of classical,
hand-drawn 2D screen animation and a basic introduction to
Flash's expert handling of recyclable symbols that make independent,
web, and television animation both more affordable and more
efficient. It is conveniently divided into two parts. Part
I is for those who are new to the terms and techniques of hand-drawn
animation, character design, and storyboards. Part II covers
scanning and digitizing artwork into Flash, as well as setting
up scenes and symbols.
Art of Flash Animation: Creative Cartooning at