Is there any benefit to using newer versions of Flash, like CS6 or CC for simple stop-motion animation?
It looks like newer versions focus only on Actionscript and development and have convoluted the interface for simple animation.
>simple stop-motion animation?
Not sure what you mean, like puppet frame by frame?
Flash CC made the brush tool scale with the document, so line width is more consistent. And I think there's more puppet tools.
That's about it though.
I've heard a rumor they're finally working on the brush for the new "Adobe Animate" slated to be released soon. This is huge news because Flash has had the same horrible brush for like 15 years.
What's with the complaints about Flash's brush? I've used an old version of Toon Boom (like version 6) and went back to Flash Pro 8 because of it's brush. I find it much better for line art. Granted, I'm poor and use a mouse instead of a graphic tablet.
Is Flash shit for graphic tablets?
I forget does MX have the paste in place tool? I would upgrade to flash 8 if not.
Ultimately you should be OK if you're just working alone but bare in mind you wont be able to open files made in newer versions of the program, might cause some grief in any collaborative projects.
Nice, that's fucking awesome! Was it changed in CS or only in CC? If so, which version of CS would you suggest? I'm considering switching because of this.
I don't have much of an issue with this. Hell, maybe if I really tried Toon Boom I'd have a different opinion.
Pic related. I'm doing basic line art with the mouse, I just wanna make a simple animated short . I think if I adjusted the lines, I'd be set, which is why I don't see the big issue with Flash's brush. Coming from MSPaint, it's made line art a lot faster.
This is my question right here. I don't really have an issue with changing vector lines. Unless the alternatives are far more efficient, or will be a benefit to me as a beginner.
Yes, Flash Pro 8 has "paste in place". It's the very last version by Macromedia and they ditched the MX tag. Just search Flash Professional 8, it's doesn't even need a crack if you're a pirate.
The CS series mostly just added weird gimmicks, but I would upgrade to at least Flash 8. I can't recall all the details, but when I was younger I just remember being amazed at all the improvements from MX to 8. I don't think you can change the brush smoothing in MX? That's a big one, I think. Flash CC has had the only worthwhile addition since then, which is that you can zoom in and your brush will stay the same size as if you were at 100%, but CC also took away all the .gif export functions, which sucks.
Yeah man, I'm currently using Flash 8 and it's been great. Coming from MX 6, I can't really tell the difference besides better compatibility (runs perfectly on W10) and it handles high-res displays a lot better.
CC's zoom function might be pretty big deal though, I'll try it out today.
>I don't have a problem with this
>broken and inconsistent lines literally everywhere
Dude please. That video is talking about how you get a clean line in Flash. You are foregoing that aesthetic and just "accepting" the kind of lines that Flash gives you which most Flash animators do. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it's obvious you don't really get the point either.
Sorry man, I just skimmed through the video when I made that reply.
Thing is, the guy in the video is using a tablet while I'm stuck using a mouse. Until I get a tablet, I see no better alternative here. Yes, my lines are fucking terrible, but Flash spits out a usable frame far quicker than any raster tool I've used. Rectifying the lines seems as simple as adjusting them with ctrl+click and redrawing when required.
I am going for the broken aesthetic but the inconsistent one, that drawing I poste was a rough. I'll be manually editing the line weights of each frame.
If you can offer me a better alternative for mouse drawing than Flash, then please do.