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Total Training for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional: Flash Animation

Video Description

Go beyond the basics with this in-depth look into timeline animation in Flash CS3. With your host John Ulliman, you'll learn how to create nested MovieClip animations, techniques for setting up and controlling a Shape Tween, how to build and control your characters including facial animation and walk cycles, and how to apply animation practices to your characters. Plus, you'll explore features and settings in the Flash toolkit and discover all the different ways you can animate using the timeline.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: ANIMATION BASICS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:14
    2. Exploring Icon Panel Mode 00:05:15
    3. Exploring the Properties Panel 00:03:50
    4. Using the Timeline 00:04:58
    5. Working with Keyframes 00:03:39
    6. Using Guides 00:01:50
    7. Exploring the Rules of Motion Tweens 00:04:03
    8. Working with Motion Tweens 00:05:14
    9. Adding Depth to an Animation 00:06:16
    10. Adding an Alpha Channel to a Symbol 00:03:22
    11. Dividing a Tween into Multiple Tweens 00:05:12
  2. CHAPTER 2: CREATING SHAPE TWEENS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:20
    2. The Role of a Shape Tween 00:02:36
    3. Setting Up a Shape Tween 00:06:00
    4. Using Shape Hints 00:05:49
    5. Adding More Tweens & Using a Blend Option 00:05:10
    6. Creating Complex Shape Tweens 00:07:20
    7. Tweening Fill Gradients 00:06:12
  3. CHAPTER 3: NESTING ANIMATIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Planning Your Animations 00:02:55
    3. Comparing Movie Clips & Graphic Symbols 00:03:40
    4. Grouping Items that Move Together 00:03:39
    5. Using Symbol Timelines 00:05:11
    6. Comparing Symbol Playback 00:06:40
    7. Animating More Layers 00:04:35
    8. Nesting inside of a Nested Animation 00:09:16
  4. CHAPTER 4: EASING KEYFRAMES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Setting Up a Simple Motion Tween 00:04:46
    3. Using the Onion Skin Controls 00:04:41
    4. Creating a Copy of an Animation 00:03:08
    5. Setting Up Basic Easing 00:07:29
    6. Copying & Pasting Motion 00:06:11
    7. Using the Paste Special Command 00:03:02
    8. Nesting for Complex Animations 00:06:22
    9. Working with Advanced Easing Controls 00:06:41
    10. Working More with Advanced Easing 00:05:00
  5. CHAPTER 5: CONTROLLING SPEED
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:24
    2. Understanding Speed in Animation 00:04:26
    3. Creating a Blur Effect 00:04:47
    4. Using Motion Blur 00:07:22
    5. Setting Up for the Animation 00:04:38
    6. Enhancing the Animation 00:05:16
    7. Creating the Impression of Movement 00:07:30
    8. Completing the Animation 00:07:11
    9. Adding a Sound Effect 00:05:42
  6. CHAPTER 6: TWEENING ALONG A PATH
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:20
    2. Animating a Path with Basic Keyframing 00:04:49
    3. Setting Tweens along a Path 00:06:01
    4. Animating a Symbol to a Path 00:06:27
    5. Using the Orient to Path Property 00:03:51
    6. Setting Up Wheel Rotation 00:04:53
    7. Using the Moving Matte Technique 00:03:28
    8. Working with Masks 00:07:21
  7. CHAPTER 7: ANIMATING A SCENE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:19
    2. Setting Up an Illustrator File 00:07:11
    3. Importing an Illustrator File into Flash 00:03:29
    4. Separating a Graphic into Layers 00:03:44
    5. Animating a Graphic: Making the Lobster Wave 00:04:05
    6. Setting Up the Stage & Previewing the Test Movie 00:02:43
    7. Animating the Pupils of the Starfish 00:07:38
    8. Setting the Animation to Play Once 00:01:44
    9. Grouping Parts of the Fish & Distributing to Layers 00:06:45
    10. Using the Skew Tool to Animate Fish Fins 00:04:33
    11. Using Envelope Distort & Creating a Shape Tween 00:06:17
    12. Animating the Fish Floating in the Aquarium 00:01:48
    13. Using the Fish Movie Clip to Make a New Fish 00:04:26
    14. Duplicate the Animation & Use Edit Multiple 00:03:48
    15. Making an Iris Mask to Reveal the Animation 00:04:46
  8. CHAPTER 8: SQUASHING & STRETCHING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:21
    2. Classic Bouncing Ball Animation Technique 00:03:43
    3. Squashing a Ball with the Transform Tool 00:02:41
    4. Preserving the Volume of the Ball 00:02:47
    5. Adding Follow Through to the Motion of the Ball 00:04:59
    6. Creating a Pendulum Effect 00:07:23
    7. Using Squash & Stretch on the Pendulum 00:04:48
    8. Animating a Bouncing Jack-in-the-Box 00:11:04
    9. Adding Sound Effects 00:03:34
  9. CHAPTER 9: CHARACTER MOVEMENT
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Exploring the Parts of the Mannequin File 00:05:50
    3. Changing the Layout for More Screen Space 00:06:13
    4. Setting Up the Initial Tweens 00:04:28
    5. Modifying the Transform Origin 00:03:45
    6. Moving the Transform Pivot Points 00:03:38
    7. Using Temporary Pivot Points 00:05:35
    8. Keyframing the Pivot Points 00:04:00
    9. Keyframing Pivot Points to Set Up a Dance Pose 00:03:34
    10. Making Minor Adjustments to the Animation 00:04:34
    11. Finalizing the Animation 00:05:31
  10. CHAPTER 10: CHARACTER CONSTRUCTION
    1. Head 00:00:22
    2. Setting Up a Dog Animation 00:09:16
    3. Making the Tail Wag 00:09:42
    4. Adding Shape Tweens 00:02:59
    5. Animating Pose 2 00:05:41
    6. Prepping the Dog's Head for Animation 00:08:43
    7. Animating Pose 3 00:06:36
    8. Adding a Barking Sound Effect 00:03:42
  11. CHAPTER 11: CREATING A WALK CYCLE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:23
    2. Exploring Walk Cycles Using a Stick Figure 00:06:10
    3. Manually Tweening with the Onion Skin Tool 00:07:50
    4. Adding More Tweens Using the Onion Skin Tool 00:03:47
    5. Setting Up the Parts of a Character 00:05:22
    6. Using a Stick Figure as a Guide 00:08:01
    7. Cleaning Up the Animation of the Legs 00:04:23
    8. Cleaning Up the Upper Body Animation 00:04:47
    9. Adding Movement & Drop Shadow 00:07:24
  12. CHAPTER 12: LIP SYNCING TO A VOICE TRACK
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Importing Audio into the Timeline 00:06:30
    3. Creating Different Mouth Shapes 00:07:53
    4. Playing Single Frame Animations 00:05:48
    5. Explaining Phonemes 00:04:12
    6. Setting Up Lip Sync 00:06:52
    7. Working on the Second Pass Lip Sync 00:05:02
    8. Working in the Timeline Preview Mode 00:03:13
    9. Animating Blinking Eyes 00:06:44
    10. Animating Eyebrow Expressions 00:06:53
    11. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:37