Flash Animation

30 November 2010

'Flash animation or Flash cartoon is an animated film which is created usingAdobe Flash or similar animation software and often distributed in the .swf file format. The term Flash animation not only refers to the file format but to a certain kind of movement and visual style which, in many circles, is seen as simplistic or unpolished. However, with dozens of Flash animated television series, countless more Flash animated television commercials, and award-winning online shorts in circulation, Flash animation is enjoying a renaissance' - Wikiperdia - (i know thats not great but its a little insight to what flash is about to someone who doesn't know much about it)

I don't really know much about flash. I know what it does but not how it works. I realise we won't be focusing too much on flash player but i want to see all bases that we can design for. From the looks of it flash animation compared to after effects is a lot more simplistic but still effective. It's a simple alternative to after effects. 

When i was younger i used to watch Joe Cartoon all the time and loved it, its a good example of what can be done with flash player. Simple animated cartoons bringing a little bit of humor to your life! 


Joe Cartoon - A Poodle Story - MyVideo

I do realise that joe cartoon is an acquired taste, and not for everyones liking but it does give good example of flash.