Adding a perspective shadow


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Adding a perspective shadow

In this chapter we are going to look at adding realistic and 3D effects to Flash animations. We'll start by adding a perspective shadow to the scene here. If you are following along go ahead and open up Perspective_Shadow.fla from the Chapter 02 folder. You can also just use any movie clip for this exercise. So here I have a monster and then I have a land in the background and the shadow layer that's empty. The monster is a movie clip, what I am going to do to create the shadow is copy the monster layer. So I am going to press Command+C on the Mac or Ctrl+C on the PC and then I'll select the shadow layer and then paste that art work using the keyboard shortcut, Shift+Command+V on the Mac, Shift+Ctrl+V on the PC and that's the keyboard shortcut to Paste in Place, that means paste an object to exactly from where you copied it.

So I am going to lock and hide the monster layer and so now I am just looking at the shadow. Notice that the artwork on the Stage didn't really ...

Adding a perspective shadow
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Adding a perspective shadow provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

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3D + Animation Web
Software:
Flash Professional
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