Animating a flame


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Animating a flame

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 var...

Animating a flame
Video duration: 11m 38s 5h 16m Intermediate

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Animating a flame 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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