Create some Text. Begin by typing
out some text on your new document.
Step 2: Creating the Animation
brings up the Animate
dialog window. I want my text to fade to 0%
Opacity and to fade from
the top to the bottom.
are the settings I used. Click OK
Step 3: Creating the Frames
will pop up an alert window telling you that the animation extends
beyond the current frames of your document.
to have Fireworks add the necessary frames for your animation.
can also disable this from popping up again by clicking the checkbox
in the bottom left hand corner.
Step 4: Modifying the Animation
This let's you view the selection
handles for the animation. The green circle is the starting
point of the animation and the red circle is the final point.
You can move either of the points to adjust
the direction of the animation. If you wanted to make the text travel
farther, for example, you could drag the red circle farther down
towards the bottom of the document.
Step 5: Testing the Animation
can test your animation by clicking the Play
button at the bottom of your document.
to stop the animation when you're satisfied with how it looks.
Step 6: View selected frames in the Frames Panel
a look at the Frames Panel
(Window>Frames) and notice
how Fireworks created the 18 frames for you.
on any of the frames to view that part of the animation.
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