Adding shadows


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Adding shadows

Now we are going to look at adding shadows to an animation. Here we have our ball monster and it's moving down, that created a shadow animation. You will notice that the easing is off and the shadow animation is on a separate layer. Now what to point out is that whenever you are creating animations using really customized easing, it may be easier like in this situation to turn off all easing first. So I just have the monster at the top and at the bottom. So here my shadow is a movie clip that's pretty simple. I have an Alpha property animating and then I have a Blur filter that's animating as well and I am also animating its scale.

So it scale out a little bit, the Alpha increases and the Blur lowers. I can easily define how we want the animation to be at the beginning or when the monsters is up, I can easily define how I want it to be when the monster is down. So I have my animation created and now all I have to do is apply my Custom easing. So in this file, I actually hav...

Adding shadows
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Adding shadows 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
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Flash Professional
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