Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding linear and radial gradients, part of Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional.
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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 animation action, or your staging.…
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
Flash Professional CS5: Animation Projectswith Paul Trani2h 31m Intermediate
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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