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Animation Collaboration: Client Specifications

The web visitor who views a Flash animation represents the client end.

  1. Flash movies embedded in a web page require Macromedia Flash plug-in for the browser. This plug-in is small in size and available for all platforms.

  2. Flash movies can run as a stand-alone executable for Windows without requiring a plug-in.

  3. Flash is ideal for kiosk presentations, as it loops continuously by default and can be made to fill the screen. Use of vectors over bitmaps permits optimum scaling quality of images.

  4. Flash elements download as needed, so the entire animation does not have to load before the user can begin experiencing the movie.

  5. Flash animations can be used by themselves or in context with a web page. Generally, HTML is best for displaying large amounts of text or static images, with Flash on the page for animation only.


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