By Alex Michael
Even if you're a fashion designer who hasn't but used Flash, a certified animator who desires to create electronic animation for the 1st time, or a Flash consumer who hasn't but made the main of the animation positive factors this publication will allow you to convey your principles to existence. become familiar with Flash and convey idea in your paintings utilizing Alex Michael's effortless to appreciate strategy, demonstrating a big variety of animation kinds from a variety of artists, in addition to key assistance and tips from the pros. * Create expert animations and detect the functions of Flash with this finished advisor * remain forward - studying from a certified developer's assurance of animation suggestions * reap the benefits of loose records at the accompanying CD-ROM permitting you to place into perform every thing learnt within the booklet - a very good quickly solution to study!
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To build a keyframe, click on frame 1 of the ‘‘Back leg’’ layer. Using the rotate tool, arrange the legs as shown below. Go to the Insert menu and choose ‘‘Keyframe’’. You want to insert a keyframe for each leg layer, one for the front and one for the back. This creates the last contact position of the step. The left leg moves from behind to forward while the front leg moves forward to behind. The front leg is going to swing backwards and end up in the exact same spot where the back leg touches the ground.
Tilt means to vertically tilt the camera either up or down. Dolly means to move the camera ‘‘physically in’’, closer to the subject or to back out away from the subject. Truck is to move parallel along-side the subject within the scene. Closely related to these camera movement terms is the zoom. A movement by zooming into or away from the subject. These techniques can easily be overused. Panning can make viewers dizzy. Zooming isn’t a natural movement, so it can be distracting. It’s like running towards someone at high speed.
4 Your character should look like this 8 Chapter 1: The Art of Animation in Flash 8 The Flash tutorials that come with Flash 8 have a great overview of layers. Here is how to find it; select Help4Flash Tutorials4Basic Tasks4Work with Layers. The new layer appears higher than the ‘‘head’’ layer in the layer palette, drag it underneath the ‘‘head’’ layer with your mouse. We need to keep the head as the highest layer in the hierarchy right now. Name the new layer ‘‘right arm’’. We’re calling it ‘‘right arm’’ because a ‘‘left arm’’ will be added later.
Animating with Flash 8: Creative Animation Techniques by Alex Michael