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The Key Frame is the foundation of any flash movie. It marks where an event occurs for example, the appearance of a symbol or the end of a motion-tween.

For example, key frame needs to be placed:

  • The first time you use a symbol in a movie
  • Any time the appearance of the symbol changes

Look at the example below, and try to follow the same steps in FLASH

In order to create a Key Frame, select the relevant frame and choose Insert > Insert Keyframe or right click your mouse on the frame for the same menu. Once you've inserted the key frame a hollow dot will appearing the frame.

Tip: You can also left click the frame and press the F6 key.

Tip: When the dot is:

  • Hollow - it means no symbol is present in that frame.
  • Solid - it means a symbol is present in that frame.

  • There you go, your first keyframe!

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