How to Make Animations Utilizing Fireworks By: Erik Wahlstrom Class of ‘07 For: Introduction to Digital Media Open up fireworks Click here to start a new movie. Click here to pick a movie you’ve already started. Click on frames Click off Layers and History This is what it looks like Start with an idea then start to create what you want For the purpose of this demonstration I will use a stick figure. The reason I use a Stick Figure is because it uses the most amount of techniques. Use the line tool Use this to change the color of your line. Click on this to change the size of your line Click here to go to your newly created frame Click here to make a Start with an idea than new frame make new frames to start animation Make sure you take advantage of the copy/paste function so you don’t have to redraw everything! Use the white arrow to distort certain lines you copy and paste. Make certain small changes to make you object move. While in this view you can change the path of objects Use this to look at all to make them more fluid your frames at the same time. Use this menu to check the progress of your movie. If you want to make it into a movie or add sound continue with tutorial. Open up WMM Once open make a new folder somewhere so you can export all of your frames. Once exported go into WMM and import frames, input them into movie, and then change the frame rate by going to Show timeline. Now Explore The best way to find out how to use Fireworks is to play around with the program and find out for yourself.
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