Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a gradient bottle, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
Up until now I've shown you how to apply gradients to objects that were fairly…simple in shape, and it's true that we are limited to the linear, and the radial…gradients which can be squished into elliptical, or egg shapes.…It is possible, though, to apply them to objects with a slightly more varied form.…So here is a bottle. We still, off course, are constrained with how…aggressively we can apply the gradient,…but let me show you how this thing was achieved.…I am going to zoom in.…Let's frame this little bit better, and we're just going to look at the bottle by itself.…
Now sometimes when I work with gradients like this I like to put in a…background color, which I got it out as a Guide layer, but I use it to put in…like a slab of color, and you can make that color whatever you like. It can be…very dark if you want to check the object against the different illumination,…and so that's pretty handy for me.…So I am going to switch off these layers, and we will go through them one at a time.…We have the inner base, and that's a shadow just for the footprint of the bottle,…
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: 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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