I have had a large number of emails about this article in the last few days asking whether it is okay to use the components in commercial work. The following may be useful information if you want to do this;
You may use the components described in this article as part of your own commercial and personal web designs.
You may use the components described in this article as part of your own commercial and personal web designs without asking me, and without attributing me in that work if you so wish.
You can see the animation that the waterfall example is taken from at http://www.biteycastle.com/prowlies.html
The use of the VCam in this animation is rather subtle at times (as it should be!) so you may have to play the cartoon a couple of times to spot all the places it is used.
On another subject, if you feel that more animation specific components should be available (and my feedback from this article suggests you do), you can make this known to Macromedia (http://www.macromedia.com/support/general/ts/documents/feedback.htm). I know that as of this writing (September 2004), Macromedia are actively looking at what to put into Flash 8, so now is the time to have your say if you are an animator!
PS - I have seen the previous posts on this board, and will respond to them ASAP.