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Flash CS3 animation basics: Motion tween

November 7th, 2008 74 Comments

This lesson will be the first in a series where all the animation techniques in Flash CS3 will be explained in detail. Motion tween animation is one of the most widely used in Flash, so it makes sense to begin with it. You are going to learn: How to draw a basketball using the great […]

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How to make a stylish bouncing logo animation

October 12th, 2008 17 Comments

In this lesson you will learn how to create a cool logo, that will “land” on the scene by bouncing off it. You will also see: How to make outlined text in Flash, How to fill all the letters of your logo with the same color gradient fill easily, How to add a drop shadow […]

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Designing a Pac-Man with frame-by-frame and motion tween animation

October 12th, 2008 61 Comments

In this tutorial, you will use the basic animation techniques in Flash to create a moving pac-man! There is no better way of learning a technique than by working on a real-world example. You can see the nice animation below – you’ll learn the necessary techniques to create it in this easy lesson.

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How to make a planet animation in Flash with a circular motion guide

October 11th, 2008 40 Comments

In this entry-level Flash tutorial, I will show you how to create and animate a planet that is revolving around the Sun. You will learn how to: Import different image formats into Flash and turn them into Movie clip symbols, Create a guided motion tween animation, Make the guide visible – so that your site […]

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Motion tween animation options

October 10th, 2008 2 Comments

Here, I will show you how to change the shape of a Movie Clip in a Motion Tween animation, its tint, transparency, brightness, position, rotation and all these things combined.