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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Bone Tool Easing Basics

EASING IS ALWAYS the icing on the cake for me when I am producing animations. It’s usually the final step in my process. Once all key poses are created and Motion tweens applied, the final step is applying easing for that extra touch of realism. Easing is usually applied in 2 ways: easing in and easing out. Easing in calculates the rate of each frame so that the animation starts slow and gradually increases speed. Easing out is the opposite where the rate of speed is reduced as the animation plays. A perfect example of easing is when a ball is thrown towards the sky. Gravity’s constant force gradually slows the ball down until it changes direction, returning to Earth with a gradual increase in speed. With easing, you can ...

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