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Flash Tip: Importing a Sequence of Images


You may often find yourself importing a series of sequential stills into Flash, rendered from programs like Premiere or 3D Studio Max. Unless you have hours, infinite patience, and masochistic tendencies, I’m sure you don’t want to spend the majority of your waking hours dragging each imported image from the library onto your stage and aligning it, one agonizing frame at a time.

That’s why it’s a good thing that Flash has a process for automating importing image sequences onto your stage and creating a sequential timeline of keyframes. All you need to do is make sure that your filenames start with the same string of characters, numbered in the proper order – for example, file001.jpg, file002.jpg, file003.jpg, and so on…

To start off, naturally, click File -> Import.

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