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Making a Run Cycle with Your Flash Character

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The following demo will show you how to make a run cycle with your Inverse Kinematic Flash Character. Follow the keyframes outline in the image below, and remember that this is only half of the keyframes – you have to do the other side, but they are identical in position:



Making Basic Running Character with Inverse Kinematics

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Here is an old demo on how to set up a running character in Adobe Flash using the “Bones” tool and Inverse Kinematics:

Basic ‘Tween Assignment

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Your first assignment is to do the following project, which makes you create 4 different shapes and animate them using the 4 basic methods of Tweening in Adobe Flash. Remember to set your animation to a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a framerate of 30fps!

1-Point Perspective

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Here are some examples of the 1-point perspective drawing, as well as a video that will review how you go about drawing it. ALSO, note that you do NOT have to draw the lamp posts!


Getting Rid of the Background in Your Images

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Here is the demo I gave yesterday on using the selection tools to create a Layer Mask.. Remember: DO NOT simply just erase the background with the eraser tool. This WILL lose you points. It will also cause you headaches later one. I promise you, it will!

Organizing Objects in Illustrator

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As you start to create multiple objects in Adobe Illustrator, you may quickly get frustrated by how it organizes objects. This demonstration is a review on how you can “arrange” objects in Illustrator. And remember, you can organize objects all in one layer, or create separate layers to help you separate objects in a more definitive way!

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

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Getting used to a new piece of software is always tough. In case you need to review, here is a demo video on the basics of working with Adobe Illustrator:

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