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