Animating by hiding and showing layers

In the Layers palette, any visible layer appears with an eye icon (-) beside it.

Perhaps the simplest way to create a two-step animation is by toggling the visibility of two layers. For example, you can make an animated character alternate between different expressions or make an object move back and forth in a simple pattern.

To define an animation, you use the Layers palette in conjunction with the Animation palette. On the Animation palette, you add new frames, update existing frames, change the order of frames, and preview the animation.

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