Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating lens flares, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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This is a technique that you probably don't want to use too often because it…has a bad reputation: that's the lens flare.…There are times, though, when it's good to be able to do a lens flare, and a…super bright sun in your face is as good a reason as any.…So here is a simple animation that I've created of a lens flare.…Let's go into the scene and I'll show you how this was done.…So again, I'll switch off the layers, so we'll see one by one.…We have our sky or space field;…see a slight radial gradient right in the middle dropping off to dark.…The ground layer or the planet, again, another radial gradient; about four…colors going from dark to light with opacity at the outer edge. And the light…that surrounds the sun, and this is also creating a slight little ring effect around here.…
This would be the solar corona or atmosphere, the sun in the middle, with a…yellow color to differentiate it a little bit from that pure white light.…Let's lock these. And then we have the different rings, the gradient rings, that…
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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