Okay, so Draw Plus, Illustrator, or Flash? Are there any established guidelines for me to follow?
I don't know if this helps or if the SWF's exported are compatible with CTA but......
I would recommend Swishmax for flash as it takes the labour out of scripting and modelling.
When I was into 2D a project with a girlfriend of mine resulted in an enormous undertaking which never got finished because Reallusion came along for me and a Contract in france for her. However, we thought it fun to leave the site online.
Don't use spanishcanary.com though, use THIS LINK...
See THIS LINK
and take a look at some of the pages. The characters are in the Japanese style.
The method for modelling was easy.
Place a picture of the character or person you wish to mimic on the stage.
Add vectors and reshape them to the various elements, face, eyes, cheeks, blush, clothing, and surrounds chairs, props etc.
Group them as sprites, animated or not.
Export as SWF or FLV's.
Actually, this page here used to be an individual site I created launched in the House of Commons by the Prime Minister, Chief of Police and Heads of UK Education for a National Charity.
The layers, interactivity and animation was all done in one page and at the time was the worlds most flash animated interactive page ever built. Hence the snatch of my work for child safety online and national coverage. If it doesn't animate simplistically when clicked on it drags or plays.
I built it for fun. Didn't expect anything to come of it and launched it online. The chief of police was informed because I tied it into a banking financial secure server for child mail and was apparently the first person ever to do this.
The rest is history.
So, dedication, never-give-in attitude, and imagination pay off sometimes. The current page was readapted and even further enhanced but its all flash vectors built in SwishMax.
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