LEt's say I hand draw a character on a piece of paper and scan it onto the computer as a jpeg file. Can I animate that character in that jpeg using flash? OR do i have to redraw that character on flash using a tablet then animate him that way?
(sorry if this is a dumb question, I am a new user)
i recommend you use VectorMagic or transform it to a vector draw in illustrator, one you have done that you can import it into flash and use the bone tool to make your animation very easily.
in fact i would recommend this even if you could animate yout Jpeg because of file size.
in this link you can find everything you need for this kind of animations.
As an aditional option, you have the option to animate individual jpegs, for example if you saved out arms and legs separate from a body, you can then re-assemble the pieces in Flash and animate...