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Rigging with the Bone tool in Flash

For those people who are using Flash CS4 and higher, you can also set up what's called an armature or a bone- chain to help you animate complicated joints such as arms and legs. Now this is done using the Bone tool. And the Bone tool is over here in the palette, and it looks like a little bone and what we can do is we can use this to set up a relationship between all of the symbols in a layer. In other words, tie them together in a hierarchy that can be animated.

So let's go ahead and zoom in on this woman's arm and we're going to set up a bone-chain. Now what happens is when you select this Bone tool, it brings up kind of like a Drawing tool. So what we're going to do is we're going to set down the first point of this bone. Now, this is very important that we set this down at the right place. This has to be at the center of this kind of joined circle here, where everything is rotating around. The center point of this upper arm or the shoulder is going to be right a...

Rigging with the Bone tool in Flash
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Rigging with the Bone tool in Flash provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the 2D Character Animation

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