Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding video versus SWF, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
Before we begin the course there are some issues that have to be dealt with.…One of the problems that you're going to hit;…everyone's going to hit this problem, is at some point you're going to throw so…many effects at Flash that it will slow down.…What you're seeing right now is an animated smoke effect, and we will be doing…this later on the course.…But I want you to see what's going to happen when you throw a lot of these…different particles at the Flash program; at the SWF, or the swiff, format.…I am going to make it even worse than it is right now by hitting Full Screen.…
And this is a fairly fast computer, and what you're seeing -- it starts pretty…fast, and then as the particles begin to really hit their maximum number, it…slows down, and then it speeds up again as the particles have dissipated. And…what's happening is a combination of stresses on the player. All these…gradients, and the number of them, is simply too much for Flash, even on a fast…computer, to keep up with.…The solution to this;…
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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