Lighting a scene


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Lighting a scene

So here, from your Exercise Files folder, an example of the dreaded flashy look. And this is what happens in Flash, it's just a part of the program; you fill these vector areas with flat colors, and they look flat. So we do lots of little things to try to break it up, like we put little shadow lines under them, maybe highlight areas, sometimes the black line around the edge to give it a bit of dimension, although not in this case. But you get the idea. And we have the nice little cute animation; they are walking across the Stage.

But it all looks really flat, like there is one gigantic ball of light illuminating everything. So awhile back I began playing with a way of getting rid of this, and the solution I found was to use gradients, similar to the principles we have covered in the earlier sections. And here we have a much different looking scene from the one I showed you at the beginning: from here, to here. It's surprisingly simple to achieve this. We simply use three levels, t...

Lighting a scene
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Lighting a scene provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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