Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a diving board, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
So next is the diving board stagger, and this is somebody jumps off a…diving board: boing!…This has a lot of different applications. Imagine this is somebody's head, and…got clobbered on the side. Like in the old cartoons from the 50's, Tom & Jerry or…whatever. It's like, zoing! Like that. So it's not just something that you need…to apply to a diving board.…So let's have a look inside and see how it's done.…So basically what I did was, I created two separate scenes:in one, the diving…board is in an up position, and moves into a down position, and in the other the…diving board is in a down position, and moves into an up position.…
And I used an ease out of 100, so that it gets slower and slower and…slower as we approach the loss of energy in the stagger. Then the next step was…to create two layers: one layer for the upstate, and one layer for the…downstate, and they play once right through, and then I simply deleted the alternate frames.…So we go from Frame 1 of the upstate, to Frame 2 of the down, to Frame…
AuthorDermot O' Connor
- Overlapping and animating colors
- Creating lens flares
- Animating hair with shape tweens
- Animating an explosion
- Animating smoke with particles
- Animating a scream
- Using Virtual Cam
- Lighting a 3D shot
- Animating cross dissolves
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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