Flash animation – Cheetah Run Cycle
Flash animations generally don’t require too much work if your assets are all setup and you have everything planned out. This was a pretty simple scene with a looping background and a run cycle.
Starting off, I got an image to use as the run cycle for a feline:
Once the image was traced out in Illustrator, I added a gradient and started testing out the animation in Flash since I hadn’t tried it before.
I then came back to Illustrator to add spots to the cheetah and shadows as well. The shadows were just flipped, re-sized versions of the original with reduced opacity.
Moving to Flash, I imported my frames and started setting up my animation. I then imported grass and ground elements from other illustrator files.
I’d already setup one of the layers with a large width to animate so I set that up for the other grass as well, but instead I did it in Flash. This was done by duplicating and reflecting the image onto it’s right side so the part where they join matches along with the beginning and the end ensuring a smooth loop. This was then classic tweened from right to left.
I added clouds and a simple background and was almost done with the animation. Just to test out how audio worked, I also added a song from the lion king soundtrack on a separate layer.
And finally, it was complete! Click to view the flash animation!
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Posted on June 6, 2012, in Flash, Photoshop / Illustrator / Print and tagged aamir, aamir raza, adobe, adobe illustrator, adobe illustrator cs5, art, cheetah run cycle, cheetah spots, cloud vector illustrator, design, digital, digital media, digital media arts, dma, dma205, feline, feline run cycle, flash, flash animation, flash background loop, flash cheetah run cycle, flash cs5, flash loop, flash looping background, grass vector illustrator, illustration, illustrator cs5, illustrator run cycle, lion king circle of life, lion king soundtrack, media, media arts, multi-media, multimedia, multimedia design, run cycle, run cycle animation, sketch, sketching. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.