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Create a looping walk cycle animation in Adobe Flash / Animate

This tutorial explains how to create a looping walk cycle animation in Adobe Flash (Adobe Animate) like the one shown below.

WalkCycle

You can use the same technique for other types of internal animated loops. Watch the video below to find out how to do this using either the Adobe Flash or Adobe Animate software.

In this video I used the sprite sheet by soldiern at http://soldiern.deviantart.com/art/Sub-Zero-Sprite-Sheet-V2-210769129 (using Creative Commons CC3.0 license – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ).

Create a photo mask effect in Adobe Flash

This video tutorial explains how to create an animated photo mask effect in Adobe Flash. The mask effect uses a motion tween to reveal the colour image on a black and white image. It looks like this:

PhotoMask

To achieve this effect you will need two copies of the same image (one in black and white and the other in colour) and both images should be exactly the same size. You will need to use three layers – one for the black and white image, one for the colour image, and the other for the motion tween and mask. You need to make sure both images are in the same position on each layer.

Watch the video below (or on YouTube) to see how to apply this effect.

Create a ripple effect in Adobe Flash

This video tutorial explains how to create a ripple effect in your animation using Adobe Flash. In the example below, the ripple effect has been applied to a circle.

ripple

This can be achieved in just a few minutes using Adobe Flash. Watch the video below (or here on YouTube) to find out how.

Create a zoom and fade effect in Adobe Flash

This video tutorial explains how to create a zoom and fade effect in Adobe Flash using shape tools, motion tween tool, the free transform tool, and the Alpha colour effect. The animation will look this:

animation

Watch the video below to learn how to apply the zoom and fade effect to your animation. You can also view the video on YouTube by clicking here.

How to export your animation to a movie file

So, you’ve finished your animation and it’s awesome?! The next thing you’ll want to do is export it to a video file so that you can share it with the world! This video tutorial explains how to export an Adobe Flash animation to a video file (such as AVI, MOV, SWF or GIF) which can be shared with friends, embedded in a webpage, or uploaded to a social networking or video sharing site. You can view the video below or click here to watch it on YouTube.

Why not share your animation here? You can post a comment with a link to your video below.

 

How to crop objects outside the stage in Adobe Flash CS6

This tutorial explains how to delete or crop content that is outside the stage area in an Adobe Flash CS6 animation. You can watch the video on YouTube here or view it below.

Note: The purpose of this tutorial is to explain how to crop objects outside the stage if you want to clean up any clutter around  your animation. In the example above, you might later on want to make the clouds move using a motion tween. If that is case, then it is not a good idea to crop the clouds.

How to use gradients in Adobe Flash CS6

You can use gradient colours in Adobe Flash CS6 for shapes that you have drawn using the pencil/brush tools or the shape tools. You can create two types of gradients: Linear gradients and Radial gradients. Gradients can combine two or more colours and you can customise the distance between the different colours as well as the angle they follow. You can specify the colour gradient when you create a shape or later on by filling with the paint bucket tool. Watch the video below or click here to view it on YouTube.

How to orient a symbol to a motion tween path in Adobe Flash CS6

This video tutorial explains how to orient a symbol to the path when creating a motion tween effect in Adobe Flash CS6. You can watch the video on YouTube by clicking here or view it below.

How to draw your own objects in Adobe Flash CS6

This video tutorial explains how you can draw your own objects or shapes in Adobe Flash CS6 using a range of drawing tools including the pencil, brush, paint bucket, line, and shape tools. You can also watch the video on YouTube here if your prefer.

How to spin objects using a motion tween rotation

This video tutorial explains how to spin or rotate objects by changing the rotation effects on a motion tween. You can spin stationary or moving objects. The video is also available on YouTube here if you’d prefer to watch it there.