The Exploration of 3D Hill (Flash Prototyping Report2)
Flash Report on Prototyping 2
----The Exploration of 3D Hill
.The Consideration of the Project
I keep thinking of attractive features to encourage people to try 3D
Chatting in virtual world. The project of The Exploration of 3D Hill is my
endeavor to add some educational features to 3D Chatting.
The picture is 3D Hill is made in 3D Max, modeling on various
vegetations of different altitudes in Himalayas Mountain. The square is
employed to emphasize specific vegetation and fire up the curiosity of
Music that is typical of mountains (The Moon in Tibet) is employed to
promote communication. Music not only reflects the culture, but also
expresses and affects experience, creating feelings and responses during
It is just an initial prototype and in the future, I hope to add buttons to
let the square to track the movement of mouse to add more interactive
features, and relative text-based explanations will be provided to facilitate
. The Process to make the Project
1. In Photoshop, use the tool of “Gaussian Blur” in “Filter” to set the
Raduis the picture 3D Hill to 6.0 pixels. I name this picture to Blurred
2. In Flash, set stage to 60 pixels, and choose black for its
3. Then I drag two pictures (blurred and clear 3D Hill) to the
stage, making sure that the layer of blurred 3D Hill is on the
bottom and two pictures coincident with the other (use
“WindowAlign”). Insert frames at 276th frames on two layers.
4. Create a movie clip called “box” in Library panel, and
drag it to stage on a new layer. Right click the layer name “box”
in Timeline, and choose “Mask” to activate the box.
5. Insert keyframe at 276th frame, and create motion tween. Then insert
keyframes every 20 frames (roughly) to change the location of the
square, so that users are able to explore the hill step by step.
6. Add a white frame for the square. Add a new movie clip in
Library panel, and draw another square that has the same size like the
previous one. In the backstage to make the second square, delete the
inner fill and draw the white line as the frame.
7. Go back to stage, and “copy frames” on layer “box”, and “paste
frames” on a new layer with the name of “box2”. Double click the
name “box2”, and choose “Normal” in “Layer Properties”. Then
delete extra frames caused by pasting.
8. Click the first keyframe on layer “box2”, then click the square in stage,
and then click “PropertiesSwap”, and choose the second square
instead of the first one. Every keyframe has to be changed in this way.
9. Add background music to facilitate communication and
interactions. Add a new layer, and choose “PropertiesSound”, and
then select the music The Moon in Tibet that has been imported to
Library before. Then “Custom” effects to modify the volume. As
background music, it should be quite and won’t disturb participants.
Last but not least, let it repeats 999 (or any number you like) to loop
Now, the project of The Exploration of 3D Hill has