Animating a bone system


show more Animating a bone system provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation show less
please wait ...

Animating a bone system

In this movie we will look at animating bone systems. On the Stage here I have a spider and, by the way, if you are following along you can open up Animating_Bones.fla from the Chapter_ 03 folder. You can also just create a spider type movie clip on the Stage. So I am going to double click the movie clip, and here we have three layers: body, and legs, and shadow. So let's take a look at the legs. The legs are actually instances of the same movie clips and that movie clip is called "Leg Animation." So now we are going to do is animate the leg inside of that movie clip and that animation will apply to all the legs of the spider. So I am going to double click the leg in the front. Now I am going to use the Zoom tool, zoom-in and I am going to create an Armature animation. To do that, the first thing I am going to do is use the Bone tool and then define my bone system.

So I am going to start from the inside of the leg where its connected to the body, click and drag to where the...

Animating a bone system
Video duration: 3m 22s 1h 57m Intermediate

Viewers:

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

Subjects:
3D + Animation Web
Software:
Flash Professional
Author:
please wait ...