Hi Im sorry if this has been asked before, Im not sure if this is an easy thing to do but what Im after is to make a clip that shows a house in the woods that then zooms in on the house. Do I draw each frame by frame getting closer to the house each time of is there an easier way of doing this? Im using Flash CS4 Pro if that makes any difference
1) frame by frame animation as you suggested (very tedious and not recommended)
2) using a 3D program like Maya, Cinema4D or 3D Studio Max, then exporting the animation as a movie file or .swf file
3) using any of the 3D libraries that are out there for flash. Like Papervision3D or Away3D (this requires quite a bit of actionscript knowledge, and would not be recommended for beginners)
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Pieter's approaches are good. Another approach might be to draw your final scene full size / oversize as a movieclip, then position and scale that so you can see the whole clip contained on the stage to begin with, then rescale the clip to create the zoom in.