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Looping Backgrounds

Contributed by Kirk Millett

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BACKGROUNDS ARE CHARACTERS too. They can often take on personalities all their own and be brought to life just as much as a character (with eyes, a mouth, arms, legs, etc...) can. Backgrounds are also a classic way of complementing a character’s actions within its environment. Remember Fred Flintstone’s marathon runs through his own living room? Even though we’d see the same lamp and hanging picture pass by over and over, we remained focused on the action and story. An effective background loop will allow your viewers to do the same. The illusion is created by repeatedly tweening ...

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