Flash authoring tools

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Thu Jun 30 12:46:37 BST 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 11:56:26AM +0100, David Dorward wrote:
> 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.

Then I might as well use Perlmagick to produce an animated GIF.

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

Flash works everywhere that matters. SVG doesn't.

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