Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating parallax, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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So this is a section where I'll talk about parallaxing a scene, or basically…it means -- fancy word for moving different parts of your background at different speeds.…In other words, objects far away will seem to move slower to you than objects…that are close up to you.…So let's look at an example of this, and this is a cityscape, and we're moving…the camera, panning the camera across the screen.…Actually, this gives us the impression that we are in a car driving alongside a…roadway, maybe. And as we move, the objects that are in the foreground, like…say, follow this point, for example; appear to move faster than objects that…are further away. So the levels in this scene that are moving the slowest are the…stars, of course; they are the furthest away. And then we have this part of the…cityscape on its own layer, and that's on the separate layer from this darker…skyline, and if you watch carefully you'll see of course that they all move at…slightly different speeds. I think we have about five layers in this particular shot.…
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
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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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