Animating with Flash MX: Professional Creative Animation by Alex Michael

By Alex Michael

When you are a qualified animator and need to benefit to exploit the Flash atmosphere as a car on your artistic paintings then this is often the ebook for you. It will get you on top of things quickly with the fundamentals of ways to exploit Flash MX to animate, so that you can commence focusing on how most sensible to translate your animation talents to this medium.

The options proven during the e-book building up in ability point fast, displaying you sincerely and concisely the simplest strategy to translate your animations into Flash with the point of interest last at the significance of inventive animation techniques.

Benefit from Sprite Interactive's wealth of information and methods from their wide selection Flash animation paintings and profitable education classes. the right way to follow those strategies in your personal paintings, the best way to make your characters run in Flash, velocity them up and sluggish them down, cause them to stumble as they stroll, convey their anger or worry, cause them to come to life.

Alex Michael, Lead Animator and MD of Sprite Interactive (www.sprite.net), exhibits you ways to accomplish all of the inventive abilities of conventional animation utilizing Flash so that you can create paintings for a large choice of latest and leading edge structures, together with PocketPCs and interactive television, in addition to video and the internet. The unfastened CD comprises the entire documents you must try out every little thing within the publication for your self, in addition to valuable money and time saving animation strategies and instruments.

Make convinced you're on the innovative of animation and push your artistic talents to the sting, for you to animate effectively in Flash, purchase this ebook.

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6. Choose Control>Test Movie to see your movie in Flash Player format. The text should move down from above the top of the screen and stop in place (at keyframe 10) and then the Ellen and Zak images should fade in (at keyframe 20). This is very useful for simulating motion along a curved line. In the following exercise you will learn how to create a motion guide to make Ellen fly across the screen. 1. This movie consists of a single layer with a graphic symbol of Ellen ready to be animated. 2. Now add a keyframe to frame 20 of the Ellen layer and in keyframe 20 move the Ellen graphic to where you would like her final position to be on the stage.

I would never choose Fireworks as a replacement for Photoshop, but it does make an excellent companion, particularly for web animators. You get a full-featured application that can create rollovers, selectively compress JPEGs, create and edit vector objects and apply effects while maintaining their editability. The thing that has always impressed me the most about Fireworks is its ability to reduce images to the barest kilobytes while maintaining outstanding image fidelity. If Fireworks could do nothing else, I would still use it every single day for crunching images.

3. This rectangle is now in frame one of layer one. 4. Now select layer two. Draw a rectangle in this layer. Now experiment moving both rectangles around and see how the rectangle in the top layer overlaps the rectangle in the lower layer without segmenting the rectangle. You will use layers in nearly all of your Flash projects, so it is important to have knowledge of their basic functionality. Flash also uses guide layers that provide a point of reference to any item that you put on the stage, and they are not included in the final movie.

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