In Flash, the technique know as “masking” should really be named “revealing”. It can feel backwards, so just think…REVEAL and it’ll be easier. Here are examples of static masking (like a window) with moving content (something moving past the window), and animated masking (the spotlight) with static content (the text). Continue reading
Creating an Animated Symbol in the Library
We have already copied and pasted frames to create an animated symbol from the “handwriting” exercise. This is another approach, drawing directly into the symbol. Continue reading
Create unique animation effects with the Flash’s motion editor.
Sound and images, together at last!
Some simple tips to help make syncing sound easier. Continue reading
An introduction to type and to customizing motion presets.
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
Making Photos & Paintings Move
Fun with Photoshop & Flash! Continue reading
Using filters sparingly or well, they offer some nice animation possibilities.
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.