Flash authoring tools

David Dorward david at dorward.me.uk
Thu Jun 30 11:56:26 BST 2011

On 30 Jun 2011, at 11:31, David Cantrell wrote:

> I need to produce a simple animation.  What is the Flash authoring tool
> du jour that won't require me handing over a pound of flesh to Adobe?  I
> don't need any scripting, sound, video etc.

The Flex SDK[1] is free and, IIRC, a Java thingy. You'll have to do all your drawing and animation programatically though.

You might also like to consider ignoring Flash and doing the animation in SVG/VML using Raphaël[2] (again, programatically). 

[1] http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Flex+SDK
[2] http://raphaeljs.com/

David Dorward

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