Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a flame, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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This next section is a little trickier. We're taking the principles covered in…the last two, where we did waves and the cloud, and we're now applying them to a…flame, like you might see in a candle flame or a fireplace.…So let's take a look at this; double-click on the flame image.…This is the outer Timeline, where I have motion tweened the internal animation.…That's shape tweening, so this allows me to undulate the shape up and down.…Let's go inside and see exactly how it was done. I will resize the Timeline.…
So I am going to hide the upper tear animations for now, and just show you the main layer.…If we look at in outline, get rid of that gradient, you'll get a better…idea of what's going on.…So what I have done is animated a fairly simple shape, just a little oval with a…couple of points in the top, and then made some variations of that shape.…So this one, obviously it's a little more extreme, and bobs back down again to a…shape that's kind of a variant of the first.…And then we have simple modifications of that. And I've used shape hints on…
AuthorDermot O' Connor
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- 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
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1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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