Kegan's Flash Animation Tutorial

 

Animation

Animating is likely the most tiring and longest working piece. It takes a very long time to construct the animation, with the result of a video that is alot shorter than you spent time working on it. Then again, it is also the sole creation of the animation; thus the time must be spent. Creating the animation is dependant upon your tools, but mostly it is just re-drawing or configuring. To re-draw, you simply use the onion skin tool to see your latest figure, then go to the next frame and delete the figure, then redraw where/how you want the figure to move. To configure a figure, you can use the :Selection Tool" to drag it or the "Free Transform Tool" to glide it. Beyond this, there are special effects that you can make by creating the figure into a symbol and blurring, glow, or beveling it. Using this knowledge you can make a simple flash fight/animation. A youtube video of creating this, created by Hyun (a very good animator), is linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSGqsH01gKY .

stickman walking(A stickman walking, using the onion skin tool).

 

Me using special effects below.

Blur:

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Bevel:

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