Working with Frames &gt, How to Create Animations in Fireworks

Click the name of the frame to make it the active frame. Any artwork created appears only on that frame. You may find it easier to create objects on a single frame and then create new frames for each of the objects. Select all the objects and choose Distribute to Frames from the Frames panel menu (Figure 3). New frames are created with each of the objects in the selection on its own frame (Figure 4). When you create animations, you may want an image to appear on all the frames. One way to do this is to share a layer across the frames. Choose Share Layer from the Layers panel menu. The Shared Layer icon appears next to the layer name (Figure 6). You can also double-click the name of a layer to open the Layer Options dialog box to share a layer across frames. When a layer is shared across frames, editing the original object changes the object's appearance on all the frames. With the object selected, choose Copy to Frames from the Frames panel menu. The Copy to Frames dialog box appears (Figure 7). Use the other selections in the Copy to Frames dialog box to copy an object to a specific frame or a range of frames. After you copy an object to frames, editing the object changes its appearance only on the frame where you make the changes. Although Fireworks has a robust set of drawing tools, you may find it easier to create artwork in programs such as Macromedia FreeHand or Adobe Illustrator (Figure 8) and then import the artwork onto frames in Fireworks. Choose File >, Import and find a vector file with objects on separate layers. The Vector File Options dialog box opens. Use the Layers pop-up list (Figure 9) to assign objects on each layer to frames and then click the OK button. Choose File >, Import and find a vector file with objects on separate pages. This opens the Vector File Options dialog box. Use the Pages pop-up list (Figure 10) to assign objects on each page to frames and then click the OK button. Choose Duplicate Frames from the Frames panel menu. The Duplicate Frame dialog box appears (Figure 11). Source.


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