Animating with Flash 8: Creative Animation Techniques by Alex Michael

By Alex Michael

Even if you're a fashion designer who hasn't but used Flash, a qualified animator who desires to create electronic animation for the 1st time, or a Flash person who hasn't but made the main of the animation good points this e-book will make it easier to carry your rules to existence. become familiar with Flash and produce idea for your paintings utilizing Alex Michael's effortless to appreciate technique, demonstrating a big variety of animation types from quite a number artists, in addition to key tips and tips from the pros. * Create expert animations and realize the functions of Flash with this entire advisor * remain forward - studying from a qualified developer's insurance of animation strategies * benefit from unfastened documents at the accompanying CD-ROM permitting you to place into perform every little thing learnt within the ebook - an exceptional quickly approach to study!

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Closely related to these camera movement terms is the zoom. A movement by zooming into or away from the subject. These techniques can easily be overused. Panning can make viewers dizzy. Zooming isn’t a natural movement, so it can be distracting. It’s like running towards someone at high speed. Animators can use these techniques to produce particular effects. For example, trucking makes it look like you’re ‘‘following’’ someone and zooming is a way of ‘‘listening in’’ on a conversation. 34 Chapter 2: Planning and Production The Three Stages of Storyboarding – Thumbnails Thumbnails are basic pencil sketches to illustrate the actions.

You’ll notice this created a new guide layer (with a loop icon in it). Click on the guide layer name to make it active if it isn’t already. Make frame 5 the current frame so you can see the triangle on the right side of the Stage. Select the Pencil and the Smooth Modifier. Draw a loop starting at the centre of the triangle and bring it around the bottom and back up the left side of the stage area. Is it not smooth enough? Click on the path (using the Arrow tool), and then click on the Smooth Modifier again and again until you achieve the desired result.

The kind of detail that should be included here is: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The project title. The dialog information. The scene numbers. Description of visual effects. Backgrounds and other objects. Cameras, moves and dissolves. Interactive Storyboarding in Flash 8 Flash 8 gives you the capability to produce interactive storyboards. An interactive storyboard is a working version of the movie produced in an easily adjusted form, without requiring any programming skills. It provides a common point of reference to illustrate the structure and look and feel of the project from the end-user experience.

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