Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a gradient globe, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
Here we're going to apply a gradient to a very common graphical symbol;…a lot of people at some point need a spinning earth, or a planet.…And it's pretty common to see some really cheesy ones out there in online…graphics and whatnot.…So here's how we take an existing gradient, and this is the identical assets, the…same shapes, with some gradients applied.…So as you can see, it's quite a transformation from one to the other. And…actually we could add even more gradients, but for the purpose of the lecture,…let's keep this simple.…So we're looking at adding maybe about three gradients to the shape of the…sphere itself, and maybe about four or five to the internal shapes of the map.…
So I'm going to take you into this quick look-through.…So layer by layer; we have our ocean on top of the map, and then the outer…atmosphere, and then the shade layer.…And we can push these;…these are actually pretty subtle, but we have them in place; now we can do what we like.…The map is basically the entire map of the Earth with a few bits chopped off out…
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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