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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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APOPULAR ANIMATION REQUEST appearing on the Flash public forums is how to animate a fslat card rotating or flipping 360 degrees. What makes this animation difficult for many to understand is the approach to actually making it. It is easy to assume, since Flash is a two-dimensional program, that adding a third dimension simply is not possible unless the object is redrawn manually one frame at a time. But with Flash, it’s all in the approach, and it doesn’t have to be taken literally. Two dimensions are plenty to work within for this animated effect.

 

1 Start with a simple rectangle with no stroke around it. Add a second keyframe on ...

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