Animating clouds


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Animating clouds

Now we're going to apply the basic techniques that we saw in the previous section of using shape hints to create a very nice little gentle animation of a cloud. Let's just hit Play, and as you can see, nothing is happening in the main Timeline. That's because it's set to play as a movie clip; that's how we access this nice filter effect that softens the edge of the cloud. So to see the animation, we have to go Control+Test Movie, and in later versions you've got to also select this Test thing. Control+Alt+Enter might work as well for you, depending on which version of Flash you're using.

So as you can see, this is really nice. It's a very gentle, soft, natural feeling undulation. One of the big problems that you might have, depending on how you're going to output your animation. If you're ever going to render a movie, you might hit the awful problem that it does not render out. So be aware of this depending on your final output. If you are going to ...

Animating clouds
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Animating clouds provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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