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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Squash and Stretch

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SQUASH AND STRETCH is a traditional animation technique that is widely used to give animations more realism and weight. When a moving object comes in contact with a stationary object, it will deform on impact, unless it is completely rigid. One thing that is important to remember is that no matter how much an object squashes or stretches, it always maintains the same amount of volume. The amount of squash and stretch depends on how much flexibility your object should have. Traditional animation usually contains exaggerated amounts of squash and stretch. A good example of this is a bouncing ball. When it hits the ground it actually ...

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