Week 5: Hit tests and motion paths

Lesson Intention:

I will learn how Hit Tests work and create a simple hit test in ActionScripting

I will learn how motion paths work and create a simple motion path in an animation

Introduction:

All games employ hit tests to detect when a character hits or get hits by something.

Teacher demo of hit test.

Many flash animations employ motion paths to confine the motion of a movie to a path.

Teacher demo and youtube clip

Task:

Create a hit test in last weeks Flash file or start a new file and make one.

Download and open the zip file below open the Hit test movie.

pac_girl game

Create a motion path and

Reflection:

What did you do today what did you learn?

Homework:

Watch and read these bouncing ball tutorials.

Flash bouncing ball animation: Straight up and down.
http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/animation/illustrate-and-animate-a-bouncing-ball-part-1-adobe-flash/

http://www.flashlearner.com/bouncing-ball-flash-tutorial/

Now using a motion path.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9BXYiP9Tc

Exposing Yourself to Flash Tutorial #1 – Creating a Bouncing Ball

 

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