Animated Visibility

Richard Lapidus

Rule: Setting a scene

After Completing This Chapter, You Will be Able To:

•   Animate an object out of view with the step-key tangent.

•   Use the slice modifier to make an object appear or disappear.

•   Utilize animated gradient ramps.

In traditional cell animation, it’s easier to make characters or things disappear. The object is simply not on film from one frame to the next or it is gradually faded out. The first is referred to as the pop-off screen solution. With the pop-off solution in traditional animation a character might fall in a hole, duck behind a tree much thinner than itself, or be ...

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