Creating an iris effect using masks


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Creating an iris effect using masks

Now we will take a look at adding an Iris effect to our animation using an animated mask. If you are following along, you can open up Iris.fla from the Chapter 4 folder. If you don't have the Exercise Files, you are going to need some content to mask and a mask. Let's take a look at the layers in this application. I have the Mask layer, which is basically a green dot, which we can see because the Mask layer is unlocked. Now if you cannot see it, then I will just zoom it a little bit on the monster's eye and you can see the green dot as I show and hide it. I will zoom out a little bit by pressing Command+? on the Mac or Ctrl+? on PC. Then we can see the rest of the layers by showing and hiding the monster layer, see the monsters on that layer.

The land layer contains the background and the Black layer contains a black rectangle. Now for this Iris effect I want to kind of reveal the whole scene from black. Now your most of the land layer is not masked, it's just a normal l...

Creating an iris effect using masks
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Creating an iris effect using masks provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

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3D + Animation Web
Software:
Flash Professional
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