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Graphical Animation - Lesson 2

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Tweens!

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    • Lesson 2 Using Tweens
    • What is a Tween?
      • Tweening is the process of creating “in-between” frames in an animation.
      • It is used to create the animation effect of movement, or changing shape.
      • There are 2 types of tween we will learn today:
        • Motion Tween
        • Shape Tween
    • Creating a Motion Tween
      • Create a new Flash Animation.
      • In Frame 1 , draw a small shape on the background, this is the shape we will move.
      • Insert a Key Frame at Frame 30 .
      • Right Click between Frame 1 and Frame 30 .
      • Click – Create Motion Tween .
      • That’s it. Now preview your movie.
    • Creating a Motion Tween
      • You can also speed up and slow down the speed of your Motion Tween.
      • To speed up, remove frames, to slow down, add more frames.
      • You can also make the shape accelerate or decelerate .
      • Make sure you have selected your Motion Tween, then change the Ease , located in the Property Bar at the bottom of the screen. Set it at -100. Your shape now starts slowly and speeds up. Try it at 100. What happens?
    • Edit the Ease of your Motion Tween here. Can’t see it? Click the Small arrow shown in the box below to display your Property Bar.
    • Creating a Motion Tween
      • After creating your Motion Tween select the Final Frame , click the Free Transform Tool and change your shape.
      • We can use this to make objects look like they are coming from a distance.
      • Try it!
      • You can rotate, flip and edit your shape to create some interesting looking animations.
    • Task 1
      • Create an animation of a bouncing ball.
      • Use motion tweens and ease to try and get the speed and movement realistic.
    • Creating a Shape Tween
      • A Shape Tween is when one object transforms into a different object.
      • Create a new Flash Movie.
      • Insert a shape or draw a simple picture.
      • Then, at Frame 30 , insert a Blank Key Frame .
      • Select a Frame in the middle, and at the bottom of your screen, click Tween , and select Shape .
      • You have created a Shape Tween. Preview it to view your animation.
      • We can use Ease in the same way as before. Try it.
    • Creating a Shape Tween
      • This does not always create a clear animation.
      • Use of colours, more than one shape and text can create strange looking animations, have a play and try to create some smooth Shape Tweens.
      • If you want to use Shape Tween on Text or an Imported Image, you must select the text/image and Select Modify – Break Apart TWICE before you create your Shape Tween.
      • Hint: Use Shape Tween with similar Shapes at different parts of the screen to create effects such as shapes coming from a distance.
    • Task 2
      • Create an animation using a shape tween.
      • Change the colours and shapes of your object, then change it back to your original object.
      • You can cut ‘n’ paste the frames to create this movement.
    • Inserting a Background
      • First, create a new Layer, by clicking the icon shown below.
      • Double click on Layer 1 to change the name to Background.
    • Inserting a Background
      • Make sure you are on your background layer.
      • Now find your background, save it and use File Import – Import to Stage, or just Cut and Paste your Image into the Movie.
      • Always keep different parts of your animation on separate Layers , it makes editing simpler and tidier.
      • Make sure you Insert Frame at the end of the animation on every layer to make sure the background does not disappear half way through your movie!
    • Task 3
      • Create a Flash Movie, that contains a nice photographic background, a Motion Tween and a Shape Tween.
      • Use a different layer for each part of the animation.
      • I want the animation to be realistic.
      • Try one of these:
        • A car driving along the road
        • A plane taking off
        • A train passing by a city
        • A sunrise
    • Task 3
      • Please save your animation every few minutes.
      • You must Save and Store your Animation today.
      • When your animation is complete:
        • File – Export – Export Movie to save your COMPLETED Image.
        • File – Save As to save your Image that you have NOT FINISHED .
      • Next lesson we will be uploading your finished Animation to a simple website.
    • Task 3
      • I want you to upload this final movie to the Internet.
      • Use www.webs.com to display your file.
      • Make sure you upload the *******.swf file.
      • Sign up for an account and see if you can upload your file...
      • Email me your web page URL when you are done!
      • [email_address]