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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS5 by Chris Georgenes

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5

Character animation

From concept sketch to finalized animated body parts; just how does a Flash animator get from point A to point B? What is the workflow when it comes to animating characters in Flash? This chapter looks at several real world examples of actual characters and how they were built, and why.

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IT IS TIME to get down and dirty. In previous chapters we looked at how to achieve a wide variety of design styles, transformations and motion effects. But the concept of how to bring all these techniques together to create a successfully animated character can remain a mystery. When is it advantageous to nest certain animations and why? ...

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