I started a class in Flash last night. Sadly, I am computer illiterate. Well, I thought so anyway.
I was surprised to realize that Flash is, essentially, stop-motion animation, and something in my head just clicked. Frames per second made sense....I understood the difference between frame-by-frame animation and using tweens. I ended up creating a working Flash my first night of class. Its 3 simple balls bouncing around the screen, but I made it...and it doesn't look half bad, all things considered.
My assignment this week is to create a stick figure running in space for 12 frames and then next week we'll make him run across a backdrop.
Stand back Tim Burton...there's a new girl in town....