Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

with Todd Perkins
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Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation
Video duration: 0s 1h 57m Intermediate


The animation tools have been greatly enhanced in Flash CS4, and Todd Perkins teaches their advanced capabilities in Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation. He shows how to master the new Motion Tween model and the Motion Editor to control easing and effects such as Squash and Stretch. He demonstrates how to use the new 3D tools to add rotation, perspective shadows, and layered animations. Complex interactive animations and walk cycles are created without a line of code using bone systems. Todd also demonstrates the power of advanced masking, sound effect syncing, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Encapsulating and nesting animations
  • Randomizing movement with graphic symbols
  • Converting animations to ActionScript or previous Flash versions
  • Creating an iris effect
  • Saving, adjusting, and applying motion presets
  • Adding body movement to walk cycles
3D + Animation Web
Flash Professional


- [Voiceover] Welcome to Flash CS4 Animation. I'm Todd Perkins. I'm Adobe certified instructor in Flash, and I absolutely love creating animations in Flash. I'm excited to walk you through how to learn the advanced topics in creating Flash animations. Throughout this title, we'll look at advanced animation topics, like how to master the new motion tween model. How to add realism, 3D elements. How to animate complex bone systems. How to work with masks on an advanced level and even how to animate characters.

And always remember you can always pause, stop, and rewatch movies to learn the concepts in more detail.

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