Week 6: Moving backgrounds

Learning Intentions:

I will learn how to important vector drawings from Illustrator into Flash

I will learn how to create an animated movie in Flash

I will learn how to move a background in Flash

Review:

Steam Boat Willie.

 

Questions:
In the first scene what technique is used to make it appear that the boat is moving?

Animating Backgrounds

1. Importing vector drawings from Illustrator into Flash

Download this zip folder: moving backgrounds

rename it to yourname_moving Backgrounds

http://layersmagazine.com/animate-a-flying-bird-using-illustrator-and-flash-part-2.html

2. Drawing a background and moving a background

Create a new new layer in the Flash movie and label it background.

Draw a cloud/s or rolling hills in the layer. Select all the objects you’ve drawn in the layer

Modify > Convert to Symbol > Graphic

Label the Graphic “background”

Add a Motion Tween to the “background” symbol and make it appear the bird is Flying.

Extension Activities

Choose one or more of the following if your finished:

  • Create and motion tween several backgrounds that move at different speeds
  • Create your own animated character that moves against an moving background
  • Create a flash movie that use motions tweens that sync to music

 Save Save Save:

Save your work first to your student drive, then copy and paste in the 9 multimedia folder in the share drive

Homework

Watch this video on Flash terms and animation basics

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/total-training-cs5/animation-basics/

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