Macromedia Flash Light Effects

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Macromedia Flash Light Effects
Design animated light effects in Flash. (light 6 image by Joshua Peterson from

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform for making interactive web pages. Flash is used to make animation and advertisements, as well as to add streaming video or audio to a website. Flash files are in the SWF(Shockwave Flash) format. They can be played on a variety of devices such as personal computers and cell phones by downloading free software such as Adobe Flash Player.

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Spotlight effect creates moving spotlights by designing various shapes and filling them with specific colours and gradients. Layer over text or film to create a stage effect. This flash effect turns animation space into a stage.

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