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Chapter 5. Character Creation and Animation

Chapter 5. Character Creation and Animation

What you learn

  • Principles of character creation and animation

  • How to animate a character

  • How to organize a character into assets

  • How to create a character's assets in Illustrator

  • How to create a simple character using shapes

  • How to load a SWF file into a different SWF file

Lesson Files

Start:

05/bonus/tail.ai

05/start/robot_start.fla

05/bonus/dialog.fla

Finish:

05/complete/robot_animation.fla

05/complete/robot_animation.swf

05/complete/loader.fla

05/complete/loader.swf

05/complete/loader.html

Character animation is one of the traditional uses of Macromedia Flash, and it's also one of the most entertaining aspects of SWF files that you find online. There are many different ways you can create a character in Flash, particularly because there are so many different kinds of characters you can imagine and develop. There are several fundamental aspects of character animation that you will almost always use when you create a project, particularly when you work with Flash.


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