Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting a scene, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
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, three extra levels, that's all. One with a radial…
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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