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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Warping

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THE ENVELOPE TOOL can help shave some time off your production schedule. In this case, the Envelope tool was used to deform the head of the Evil Mime character to represent the effect of being hit by a self-imposed uppercut. Sure, the entire head could have been drawn, but not often do we have the luxury of time to start from scratch when a deadline is looming. It was much easier to start with the head already drawn and warp it to suit our needs.

 

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1 Duplicate the artwork of the head by creating a new keyframe in the head symbol. Select ...

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