Simple frame by frame animation

  1. Keyframedraw something on the stage
  2. right-click on a new frame on your timeline
    (remember: 12 frames usually equal 1 second)
  3. change your drawing slightly
  4. move farther ahead in the timeline
  5. right-click on a new frame farther along on your timeline
  6. change your drawing slightly again
  7. press ENTER to see the movie
  8. add as many timesteps as you like
Here's an example of frame-by-frame animation  

Note: This is NOT an efficient way to use Flash. It's better to use motion tweens and shape tweens.