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Quit smoking animation

27.8.2008, 18:12
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Using this thoroughly explained, detailed lesson, you will see how to create simple "quit smoking" animation. You don't have to use action script code to make this animation. Let's go! To make this lesson, we have to use Flash filters and Pencil Tool (Y).



Step 1

First of all, save my transparent picture below which we'll use for this animation!





Step 2


Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 400 pixels and the height to 300 pixels. Select #003366 as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 28 and click ok. See the picture below!



Step 3

Choose now, file > Import > Import to stage (Shortcut key: Ctrl+R) and import my transparent picture into a flash stage!

Step 4

After that, place that picture on the bottom left corner of stage like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 5

Take now the Selection Tool (V) and double click on layer 1 to rename its name into a picture. After that, create a new layer above the layer picture and name it smoke.

Step 6

Select now layer smoke and take the Pencil Tool (Y). After that, for Pencil Color choose white and draw a smoke shape like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 7

While the smoke shape is still selected, press F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert this smoke shape into a Movie Clip.



Step 8

After that, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 69%.



Step 9

While you're still on frame 1, take the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the smoke shape (Movie Clip) to select it. After that, Select Filters tab from the left side. Click after that on the plus icon and select the Blur filter. Make the adjustments as follows:

1. Blur X and Y : 5
2. Quality : Low



Now, you get this:



Step 10

Click now on frame 40 and press F6 key. After that, go back on the first frame and place your smoke shape (Movie Clip) on this position:



Step 11

After that, take the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the smoke shape to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%.

Step 12

Click now on frame 100 and press F6 key. Then, place the smoke shape on this position:



Step 13

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 40 and frame 40 and 100 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.



Step 14

Click now also on frame 100 od layer picture and press F5 key.

Now, test your Movie, we're done!

Download example

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