Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an iris effect using masks, part of Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation.
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…layer. But what I want to do is have it be subject to the Mask. All you have to…
- Encapsulating and nesting animations
- Randomizing movement with graphic symbols
- Converting animations to ActionScript or previous Flash versions
- Creating an iris effect
- Saving, adjusting, and applying motion presets
- Adding body movement to walk cycles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mastering Motion Tweens
2. Adding Realism and 3D Elements
3. Mastering Bones
4. Mastering Masks
5. Mastering Motion Presets
Saving motion presets1m 43s
6. Animating a Walk Cycle
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