Animating masks


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Animating masks

In this chapter we'll look at animating masks in Flash. There are two types of mask animations. You can animate the mask itself or animate the content that is masked. In this movie, we will look at animating the mask itself. If you are following along, go ahead and open Animating_Masks.fla from the Chapter 4 folder. If you don't have the Exercise Files, you can just use a simple vector shape and a mask like the mask we'll look at in this movie. So I'll double-click the monster to enter its Timeline. Then I will double-click the monster's body to enter its Timeline. Inside of the monster's body, there are several different movie clips. There is one for each eye and actually the three eyes on the right have completed animations already; if I test the movie we can see that, Command +Return on the Mac, Ctrl+Enter on the PC.

So the three eyes on the right are blinking using an animated mask. So for this exercise, we will animate the eye all the way on the right. So I ...

Animating masks
Video duration: 4m 3s 1h 57m Intermediate

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Animating masks 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
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