Flash – Beginners NOTE BOOK : basic terms Explained

Author: satz | Date: June 8, 2009

Basic terms in Flash is explained in this article. Please note, This is only a beginner’s NOTE BOOK and is completely meant for those who are newbies to Flash. Proper knowledge of these terms are mandatory forĀ  a Flash learner.

  1. Flash movie:
    Flash files are basically known as “Flash movies”. The file extentions is “*.fla”
  2. Stage:
    The work area in a flash document is known as Stage.
  3. Library:
    Everything in a flash movie is stored in library. The flash library can be either external or internal itself.
  4. Publishing:
    The process of exporting the flash movie files into different file formats is known as “publishing”. “swf” files are created using this process.
  5. Timeline:
    The keyframes in a flash movie are located in “timeline”. The timeline is used to manage the lenght and flow of the flash movies.
  6. Actions:
    The flash scripting language is known as flash Action Script. Action script is used to achive specific results in a flash movie.
  7. Tweening:
    This is an animation method used in Flash.
  8. Scenes:
    Secenes are similar to the scenes in a play or a drama. A single flash movie can contain multiple scenes and they can be played back in expected order and even with help of Action Script.
  9. Components:
    The bult-in library of articles which can be made use in flash movies. Advanced tools are also available in the components window.
  10. Symbol:
    It can be said as a media asset which can be used in the flash movie anywhere. It can be used multiple times. There are 3 types of symbols: Movie clip, button and graphic.

These are some basic informations completely meant for Flash beginners.