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Tag Archives: animation tools
Scene 18 :: Animated Masking
Fun techniques with animated masking!
Scene 14 :: Intro to the Motion Editor
Create unique animation effects with the Flash’s motion editor.
Scene 13 :: Streaming Sound & Syncing Motion
Sound and images, together at last!
Some simple tips to help make syncing sound easier. Continue reading
Scene 12 :: Type Animation
An introduction to type and to customizing motion presets.
Cleaning the Flash Library
Once you have your file completed, it’s a good idea to do some housekeeping. Chances are the library has accumulated unnecessary and duplicate symbols. Here’s how to clean it up. Continue reading
Scene 10 :: Flash Filters
Using filters sparingly or well, they offer some nice animation possibilities.
Scene 9 :: Display Effects
Blending layers can create beautiful effects.
With a little understanding of how mixing light works, you can better anticipate what these display effects – similar to the blend modes in Photoshop – can do.
Scene 4 :: Illustrator into Flash
The vector art from Illustrator is *almost* perfect for Flash!
Scene 3 :: Rotation
The Clock Exercise
We’ll be using a clock to examine the different ways that you can rotate symbols. Continue reading