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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CC by Chris Georgenes

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5Motion techniques

Animating movement often requires tricking the viewer’s eye into thinking the motion is there when it is merely implied. The rocket isn’t actually moving forward but your eye thinks it is because the background is animated in the opposite direction the rocket is pointing.

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LET’S FACE IT, FLASH IS ABOUT MOTION. IN SOME CASES, the more motion, the better. Motion can emphasize the intensity of an action sequence and can add a measure of realism to your animations. Whether it’s making text fly around a website or animating a character in an action sequence, providing convincing motion effects can be critical to their visual success. ...

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