Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a magic carpet walk cycle, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
So now we're going to take our carpet and make it walk; our dollar bill, or whatever you…want to call this green rectangle.…So let me zoom out a little bit and let's have a look.…So that's a nice little walk cycle. And if we double-click on that symbol you…can see how it's constructed.…Essentially, he's walking in place. It's all shape tweened. And we have, beneath…here, our little guide layers. Notice how his feet, when they hit the ground they…stay; they follow one of those guide layers. And so the thing to do is…basically animate him in place, so he's walking over an imaginary center of…gravity. And then to make him walk across the screen, we take this symbol, and…we motion tween it to create this kind of walk. And that's how I tend to do a…lot of these walk cycles.…
It gives you the flexibility; you can keep making them walk as long as you…like from left to right.…So let's do a very quick overview of the classic walk cycle poses, and this is …from my animation blog.…So we have the contact pose, that's the first one that we'll do. And that's…
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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