Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding explosion clusters, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
In the previous section I showed you how to take an animated smoke ring, and how…to add some in-betweens if you wanted to choose slow it down; give it a little more mass.…Now I'm going to show you how to take that and replicate it in a series of…nested symbols, so that it looks a little more interesting, and this will be the…final effect that we're going to achieve.…Now you'll notice it's looking a little pixely, and that's because when I have this…many symbols working nested,…oftentimes I like to change my Preview mode.…
You can go to Outlines, which really isn't much use for what we're doing…here, or you can go Full. And normally we work in Full mode, and that let's us see everything.…Let's see if a Flash can keep up with this.…You'll find if you play with this many nested symbols --…I am on a really nice computer, it's keeping up. Your machine at home may have a different speed, …and if you were to do something like this you might find that when you get to…this point you'll start seeing something like this, and then as it gets to the…
AuthorDermot O' Connor
- Overlapping and animating colors
- Creating lens flares
- Animating hair with shape tweens
- Animating an explosion
- Animating smoke with particles
- Animating a scream
- Using Virtual Cam
- Lighting a 3D shot
- Animating cross dissolves
Skill Level Intermediate
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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