Nesting animations


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Nesting animations

In this movie, we will look at nesting an animation to make the monster's claw open and then snap shut. If you are following along, go ahead and open up Nesting_Animations.fla from the Chapter_02 folder. You can also just create any movie clip on the Stage. Double-click the monster to enter its timeline and then we will take a look at the monster's timeline. It has three layers: Left Claw, the Monster layer and the Left Arm layer. The left claw layer is a movie clip. It's an instance of LeftClaw. Now I will double-click the Left Claw movie clip to enter its timeline. Inside of the Left Claw movie clip, there are two movie clips. One of them is called the RightSide, which is the right side of the claw and the other one is called LeftSide, which is the left side of the claw.

What we want to do is animate these rotating open. But if I rotate them right now, they hinge around the center. That's because of the circular area called the Transformation Point. When you select an...

Nesting animations
Video duration: 4m 27s 1h 57m Intermediate

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Nesting animations provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

Subjects:
3D + Animation Web
Software:
Flash Professional
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