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Futuristic Photo Animation

4.8.2010, 16:22
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Today, Iím going to show you how to create futuristic photo animation using some simple flash tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash stage, how to convert it into a movie clip symbol, how to apply flash filters on it and much much more.

Example:



Step 1

First, save the futuristic photo below that we will use for this lesson as background.





Step 2


Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 420 pixels and the height to 315 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 62 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer photo. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!

Step 4

Choose now File > Import > Import to stage (Ctrl+R) and import a photo that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. While the photo is still selected, go to the Align Panel (Ctrl+K) and do the following:

1. Make sure that the Align/Distribute to Stage button is turned on,
2. Click on the Align horizontal center button and
3. Click the Align vertical center button.



Step 5

While the photo is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.



Step 6

Click now on frame 30 and 60 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. Select Filters tab from the left side. Click after that on the plus icon and select the Adjust Color filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 8

Select frame 60 and repeat the previouse step.

Step 9

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 30 and frame 30 and 60 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.



We're done!

Test your animation and enjoy!

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