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Here is a great Breeze tutorial on Character Animation in Flash.
06-27-2004, 11:46 AM
Great find kas. Chris Georgenes does some great work with Flash. The thing I liked most about Chris' tutorial was the combination of motion and shape tween, and the way he explained moving the different elements to create a more realistic look in animating.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in animating characters in Flash. Also be sure to check out his site at:
06-27-2004, 06:04 PM
I picked up some good tips that will definatly streamline my work process.
Well worth the hour invested.
Thanks for the link kas.
07-08-2004, 03:51 AM
My thanks too - while I work similarly, I have a character with hair and it had become a real problem - this section enabled me to fix the hair (under a cap too!).
Just an added tip for flashers (utilizing broadcast/film and not fussed about file size) - most animators hardly ever use lines mainly because the more you reduce the size of the clip or symbol, the lines will not reduce in size e.g. if you place the character on stage at a distance your character lines can take over so much that they become one large blurr. I solved this problem by simply selecting the lines and making them semi-transparent. Over the fill colour the lines appear almost solid, while outside gives a slight glow effect - it looks neat at any size.
07-08-2004, 07:57 AM
most animators hardly ever use lines mainly because the more you reduce the size of the clip or symbol, the lines will not reduce in size e.g. if you place the character on stage at a distance your character lines can take over so much that they become one large blurr.
You can also solve this by selecting your lines and use the "convert lines to fill" option. This makes you lines the same as a fill section. You can grab one side or the other and adjust thickness to give the appearance of brush strokes, and still keep the crisp look at any size.
Try it, you'll like it. :)