Creating shadows with masks


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Creating shadows with masks

In this movie we'll use a mask to apply an animated shadow to our monster. If you are following along open up Shadows.fla in the Chapter_04 folder. If you don't have the exercise files, you'll just need some movie clips to follow along. I am going to double-click the monster to enter its timeline and then our goal here is to cast a shadow of the claw on the monster's face. So to do that, I am going to need some new layers above the Monster layer. So I'll create one called Mask, and that layer will be above the Shadow layer. For the shadow I am going to use a copy of the claw. The copy of the claw I am going to use is called LeftClawNoSound.

In an earlier movie, we made this copy of a movie clip that doesn't have any sound, so that sounds don't overlap. So I am going to move this claw on to the Stage. And you'll that it's reversed from the other one. So what I am going to do is use the free transform tool and flip it horizontally, and then scale it so...

Creating shadows with masks
Video duration: 4m 29s 1h 57m Intermediate

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Creating shadows with 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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