Alright, so my timeline was completed, and it details the birth and life of animation and it’s role on modern TV and Film.
You can click on it to look at it in all it’s 2000 pixel by 2000 pixel glory.
I wanted to take it one step further and make use of flash actionscript to give it some interactivity. Allowing button clicking for movement and zooming. I already knew what kind of problems I might encounter, though the movement scripting is rather basic. I’d have to turn the entire lot into a symbol and shrink the stage area from 2000×2000 to 500×350. More managable, but then I’d have to move the entire lot in it’s symbol form to give the impression of camera panning. A year 3 animator mentioned to me V-cam, a kind of third party made application for flash that simulates a camera viewer. However, my entire project was made in Actionscript 3.0, which posed many problems of compatability.
After a lot of messing around, I loaded a 2.0 file, copy and pasted the layers across (with some difficulty) and stuck to the symbol movement idea, rather than using V cam.