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 for a Flash learner.
- Flash movie:
Flash files are basically known as “Flash movies”. The file extentions is “*.fla”
The work area in a flash document is known as Stage.
Everything in a flash movie is stored in library. The flash library can be either external or internal itself.
The process of exporting the flash movie files into different file formats is known as “publishing”. “swf” files are created using this process.
The keyframes in a flash movie are located in “timeline”. The timeline is used to manage the lenght and flow of the flash movies.
The flash scripting language is known as flash Action Script. Action script is used to achive specific results in a flash movie.
This is an animation method used in Flash.
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.
The bult-in library of articles which can be made use in flash movies. Advanced tools are also available in the components window.
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.