Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying gradients to a character's skull, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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Moving on from the previous section, we had the eyes, and the eyeball, and the…shadow area around the eye all converted to these nice gradients.…And what I've done in the meantime is I have taken the eyeball, and the shadow,…and simply flipped it to cover his physical right side.…But the next step would be to do the same process that we've just done, but to…apply it to the skull. And the highlight and the shadow area; that we'll need two…layers. And we'll do the area around the mouth for the stubble.…And if time permitting, we'll do some of the business on the ears and the nose.…
So let's double-click on the flat head; I'm going to move this up a little bit to make some room.…And let's look at the skull.…So what I want to do is to fill this with another radial gradient.…Let's use a simple one; two colors. And I want them both to be the same color…as the skin color here.…So I'm going to double-click, and we have the Ink dropper tool;…We'll click on that.…Now it still looks different because the opacity is down, so let's pull that up.…
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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