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The image for the first one was taking from a poster for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, while the other has an image of me. The eyes shall follow! Previously I had both eyes following, but then made them both independent of each other.
Animating my name using ActionScript3 in Flash. Click the image below to view the animation [opens in new window]:
I tried to do something following the style of the numbers flipping in The Matrix but instead with the letters of my first name.
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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