This video explains how to animate an object’s skeleton to a motion path in Maya. When you animate a object with its skeleton attached to a motion path, the object can bend along the curve. This is useful if you are trying to animate the movement of something like a fish or a snake.
Watch the video to find out how to animate a skeleton to a motion path.
Note: It is important to follow the step where you rotate the object so that it is facing straight towards you when viewing from the right-side view. If you don’t do this then the motion path animation will be a bit buggy. It is also important to remember to click on Modify and Centre Pivot before attaching the object to the motion path.
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:
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.
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.
This video tutorial explains how to animate/move an object such as a soccer ball or a character in Adobe Flash CS6. This effect is called motion tweening (short for in-betweening, where frames are inserted in between two keyframes). You can view the video below or on YouTube by clicking here.