Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating smoke with particles, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
This is an example of a hand-rigged particle system in Flash. And sometimes, even…though you can do this obviously in After Effects, and other programs.…And if you can do them, by all means be my guest. It can be done, and…here I'll show you how.…So the way I build this system: I'm going to tunnel all the way inside, and work…my way out. I think it'll make a lot more sense that way.…So at the very root of this structure of symbols, we have the particle.…Now you'll see the path; the smoke 1 is inside smoke 2, smoke 2 is inside smoke…3, smoke 3 is inside smoke 4; don't panic.…
So here we have the particle, and it's a flat solid color area. Although the…final particle that we'll render out is currently guided out as a gradient layer.…And the reason why is because if I guide this in and guide out the solid, and…then we begin animating, it'll be very slow;…you just won't have the same kind of response that you would like to have.…So when I'm working on this, I like to work with just a placeholder.…
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
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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