Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to Virtual Camera, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
If you use some other programs, you will know that there are different ways of…handling animation space. And Flash, there's no way of being nice about it; it's fairly crude.…It doesn't have any kind of visual camera, or a system for moving through the…space. It's all flat, it all happens in one layer, there is no real 3D or…even 2.5D space in it.…There are some options starting to creep in, where you can spin symbols around,…but nothing that you could do with the actual Stage itself.…There are some third-party developers who have worked on this, and this is a…really great Web site by Bryan Heisey. I hope I am pronouncing his name right.…
Basically it's a virtual camera all done in ActionScript and Flash. And this…does allow you to move this object which you can see here on your Stage, and…what gets rendered out is what you see inside the rectangle.…So if you rotate the rectangle, you rotate the rendered image.…And here is another example that he has created for us.…So you can do big rotations and camera zooms; you can blur the object and it…
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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