I will learn how to trace a bit map using auto trace setting in Flash.
I will learn how to manually trace a bit map using the line tool and Bezier curves
I will trace a cartoon character in Flash and use a simple tween to animate it
- Bit Map
- Raster Image
- Vector Graphics
- Auto Trace
- Bezier curve/handle
- Motion Tween
Download and complete Flash Tracing Glossary. Flash Tracing Glossary
Auto Trace a Bit Map:
Flash allows you to convert a bitmap (raster image) into a vector image.
Download this image and import it into Flash, Trace it and colour it in using the bucket tool.
I coloured the dog in and made a simple animation: bigdog
Now go to Google images search “baby animals” select line drawings and download an image and trace it in Flash.
Modify > Bitmap > Trace Bitmap.
Manual Trace a Bitmap:
- Download a cartoon character from google images.
- Import it into Flash.
- Create a new layer and using the line tool trace the bitmap. Take advantage of Bezier curve and handles to trace curves.
- Colour the image when finished using the paint bucket.
Now convert the drawing to a symbol, add frame and insert a tween.