Adobe Flash

Sprites

I have come to realize the importance of sprites in a flash project, I have just completed a flash coursework and thought I’d blog about it especially the use of sprites.

So what is a sprite then?

A sprite is  a movie clip in the Flash UI.  It is a movie contained within a SWF movie, if that makes sense and can stand alone as a SWF and supports many of the features of a regular Flash movie, including:

A standalone timeline

A streaming sound track that is automatically mixed with the main sound track.

I found generating a sprite sheet makes animation smoother and it makes layering easier by  turning several frames of an animation into a single large bitmap which unclogs timeline.

I would be incorporating CSS sprites into my website assignment for the headers, buttons

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