Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a scream, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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In the previous section we did a very simple stagger scream; the 1, 2, 3; 2, 3, 4…stagger. This is a slightly more capable stagger, let me show you,…where the character goes into a little anticipation, and he staggers up between two…different states, and zips back and forth.…It's a lot like the stagger that we used on the plank scene.…So let's have a look a little deeper into this. I'm going to just hide the…background, and just go into one of these little scenes.…And so what we have is a simple action, quite simple, only four keyframes, where he…moves down into this little scrunched position, and then he arcs around and up,…and then settles back into his standing position; that's it.…
So we have one moving on the left side, and we have its alternate moving on the…right side, it's the same action, just moving the other way. And so you might…be asking, why don't you just flip the first action horizontally?…The reason being, not all characters are symmetrical. In this case, this little…corner of hair, if I were to flip this horizontally, it would then pop to the…
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
Flash Professional CS5: Animation Projectswith Paul Trani2h 31m Intermediate
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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