posted May 2, 2011, 2:06 PM by Bill Blevins
Walk in the Park"- Advanced Animation using Movie Clips in Flash
will be using Flash Movie Clips to animate a short film with the
theme of “A Walk in the Park.” Your "park" can be anything,
from the jungle to the moon, as long as all of the assignment requirements
- Start with a blank stage, you can change
the color of the stage if you wish.
- Think of what your want your “Walk in the Park” to
look like. Any park would be fine, with any school appropriate
activity going on in the park.
- Remember RULE NUMBER #: The
LAYER RULE: “Everything
that moves gets its own layer.”
- Create a background layer, using
your brushes or line tools. Color in the entire background that
will not be moving. To make sure
that nothing happens to mess up your background layer, you might
want to click the DOT underneath the LOCK icon
on your background layer to lock it. You can unlock it at
any time by reclicking the LOCK icon.
- Now, start adding your layers for each
of the moving objects in your animation.
- Begin on frame one of your first layer,
use your line tool or your brush tool to begin drawing your object
Now, use keyframes and Motion Tweening
to move your animated movie clip around the screen as
necessary. Complete your animation! You will need
one layer for the background, plus FIVE different
possibilities for movie clips:
- Once you have your object drawn, select it and go to Modify/Convert to Symbol
and turn your object into a MOVIE CLIP.
- Now, if you DOUBLE-CLICK on
the MOVIE CLIP, an editing screen will come up, allowing you
- Using Frame by Frame or Shape or Motion
Tweening, animate how your object will be moving. MAKE SURE
THAT YOU KEEP
FIXED IN PLACE. DO NOT MOVE IT AROUND THE SCREEN!
If you do move your object around the screen, it will jump
horribly and irrationally on the final animation.
- When you have completed your animation
of your movie clip, click on SCENE 1 in the upper left
corner of your
This will take
you back to your original scene.
- Wiggling worms
- Shining suns
- Puffing clouds
- Flapping birds
- Walking people
- Flicking tails on squirrels, dogs,
- Shining rainbows
- Flaming comets
- Blooming flowers
- Dripping raindrops
If you put minimal effort into this project, expect to get a minimal grade. But you knew that.
| Naming Layers|| 10 |
| Naming Symbols|| 10|
| Background|| 10|
| Movie Clip 1|| 10|
| Movie Clip 2|| 10|
| Movie Clip 3|| 10|
| Movie Clip 4|| 10|
| Movie Clip 5|| 10|
| Total || /80|