Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a perspective shadow, part of Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation.
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 change,…because the monster layer and the shadow layer contained the exact same art…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mastering Motion Tweens
2. Adding Realism and 3D Elements
3. Mastering Bones
4. Mastering Masks
5. Mastering Motion Presets
Saving motion presets1m 43s
6. Animating a Walk Cycle
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