Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Flash Animation and Antler Ghosts
Seems like every Halloween I start itching to do some work in Flash. Problem is, when you only use Flash once a year, you really don't get any better at it. Me and the RBMC were thinking of filling out the blog for the rest of October with spooky posts and I thought that this could be a good opportunity to do something different. So I took one of Erin Schechtman's antler ghosts and tried to give it a bit of movement. Its pretty easy to tell, but a lot of it is just sliding the parts around to look like its turning. I'm not great at it, but I'll put this in the "good enough" category. I'll probably tweak it a bit more before it goes up though.
I'd really like to have at least a functional knowledge of Flash as it might come in handy from time to time. I know Toonboom pretty well, but Flash is better for moving symbols around and has a decent bone system. Ultimately, it might end up being all for nothing as HTML5 stakes its claim and tablets continue to disregard Flash.
Either way, I'm thinking of picking up the eBooks by Adam Phillips (Bitey) and keeping them handy. The guy really seems to know what he's doing and they're only $4.
Flash eBooks at Bitey.com: BCA Flash