Saturday, July 5, 2008

Flash Training and The Fourth

So, I think I'm finally getting the hang of this Flash nonsense. Here's what I've managed to make so far. I know the animation's not the best, but I've never used Flash to animate before and I've never actually animated a four-legged animal either, except of course for that rat for Kelly's film, but that was an entirely different style. So all things considered, I'm decently satisfied with it as a rough.

And this is what I did after watching the tutorial on how to do clean-up work.
And of course, Happy 4th of July to everyone.
This is a shot from our local firework show. They shoot them off over the lake here and huge crowds form along the banks. Lots of people take boats out and watch from the water. Makes for good pictures.


Markham Carroll said...

It looks like you're getting the hang of animating in Flash. My advice would be to learn the differences between graphic and movie clip symbols, the limitations of mask layers, and some basic actionscripting. Also, experiment with the (top menu) > Modify > Shape > Optimize command. Its good to find a medium where the art looks good, but doesn't have too many vector points that it makes load times take longer.

Also, if you've got a symbol on the stage that is flipped horizontally or vertically and you double click to edit it, the brush tool does not work the way it is supposed to.

Here's a reference video of a walking jaguar, if that helps any.

Rachel Bingham said...

Wow Chelsea...great pictures of the fireworks...I have got to get myself a new camera. My delay is TERRIBLE!!!

Rachel Bingham said...

Chelsea, could you please tell your mom that it's time for a new post!

Brandon said...

Nice clean-up in Flash, though it says your video isn't available at the moment. What's up with that?

Chelsea Stebar said...

I have no idea. It works fine for me.

Anthony Holden said...

Raar! I digs.

Kricket's Korner said...

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