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Animating Text

posted Dec 1, 2010, 9:57 PM by Bill Blevins   [ updated Dec 2, 2010, 8:36 AM ]
Guest Speaker Craig Freeman,  President and Founder of the Northwest College of Art

How to animate letters separately in Adobe Flash
Type in your name and rename layer 1 to "Your Name"
To break apart letters so you can animate them separately, select your name and press CTRL+B (for break apart)
Create a layer for individual letters by right clicking on your name and selecting "Distribute to Layers"
Add a keyframe for each letter out to frame 30 so the letter is copied from frame 1 to 30.  Right click, add Keyframe.
Add a motion tween for each individual letter between 1-30.
Click on frame 1 of the first letter and drag off of the stage, do the same for every letter.
Go to the first letter layer and click on the tween.  Go to the properties and and give the letter a CW Rotation and 1 turn.
Do the same for the other letter, but mix up the number of turns and CW and CCW.
Add a keyframe for each letter at frame 35 to extend the time of your name shows up in the movie.

All of this for a "C" on the assignment.

Letter Animation

To earn an "A" on this assignment, you must animate the letters back out again.

Text Animation

Here is the link to the tutorial for this assignment

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