Getting used to the interface is very important in Flash. This Tutorial will give you a brief idea on the interface
Some Basic Terminology
- Stage: The region of your flash app or game that will be shown as output. Basically where we put the stuff we want the user to see
- Docked Panels: The panels that are attached(fixed) are called docked panels. You can easily undock and move them around to customize the interface
- Properties: Where you find all the settings, options and details
- Tools: This panel will contain the basic drawing tools that you will be using in your Flash programs and games
- Library: It is the place Where all the buttons, animations , sounds. videos etc are found.
- Actions: The place where you write the code
- Timeline/ layers :The Timeline in Adobe Flash Professional organizes and controls a document's content over time in layers and frames.
- Edit Bar: Basically used to navigate between scenes and movieclips
Customizing the interface
The Flash interface as mentioned before can be customized. It should be customized to suite are needs. For eg. What will a flash programmer do with the animations window open? There we need to close the unwanted window.
This is my Flash Interface
You might have a bit of difficulty moving around but soon you will find it very easy to customize