Understanding linear and radial gradients


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Understanding linear and radial gradients

Flash has a gradient feature. This gradient feature has two forms: one is linear, and one is radial, and in your exercise files folder you'll see the project file for this. Linear, as it suggests, is a simple left to right. It can go up, down, or diagonally. And the radial feature can be of circular form or elliptical; it can even be tweaked them to an egg shape. So it's fairly limited; quite straightforward. It can't do anything organic, so if you want it to curve to an S shape, you're not going to have a good time with it. Nevertheless, as simple as it is, it can be used to pretty great effect as long as you work within those constraints.

Click the Zoom tool, or Z on the key keyboard. So if we look at the frame 1 of this file, you'll see what I call the "bowl of light". This is what it was called back in the golden age of animation where you could combine variations of different gradients to create an illumined spotlit area and favor that area for your anim...

Understanding linear and radial gradients
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Understanding linear and radial gradients 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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