Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating waves, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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In this section we're going to cover natural phenomena, like water effects, or…flames, smoke, that kind of thing. Kind of different from what you might be used…to doing with characters.…And one of the issues that you deal with when you do natural effects like…these is you tend to need a lot of in between frames to make these look nice; to make them sell.…I'm going to zoom in on this a little bit, so you can have a better idea of what…we're looking at. And if you follow any one of the points on this wave cycle,…you'll see that they are shifting and blending or morphing one into the other.…
And that's really what gives the feeling for liquid.…So let's have a look at how this was done.…Let's zoom out for a second, and I'm going to double-click on this.…If you want to see the entire Stage right now, this is all grayed out, and we've…just framed in on the main area.…So what I'm going to do is enable that.…So let's go View>Pasteboard.…If you're using an older version of Flash, it used to be called View>Work Area, or Workspace.…
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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