2D Digital Animation with Flash Part-3 (Visual Effects)

How to use flash tools and techniques in very smart ways to animated visual effects such as water, fire, smoke etc.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

Hello Students. Welcome to the course! This module will teach you step by step how to use flash tools and techniques in very smart ways to animate visual effects such as water, fire, smoke etc. These techniques are very simple to use and can give you very professional results.

What are the requirements?

  • P4 Computer, Pen Tablet/Mouse(Optional), Headphones.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course , you will be able to animate water, fire smoke, fountain on your own in a professional manner
  • The 2D digital visual effects module by Aroha Media is a serious step in professional training. These modules provide step by step instructions for extensive use of flash for visual effects. The content that is covered in these modules is especially designed from and employment perspective considering the requirements of the industry today. This will help serious students not only get an insight into what potential employers look for but also guide them to develop their basic skills to meet the entry level requirements of the industry. Overall, these modules if seriously studied will help students build a very strong understanding of the basics of the 2D digital media. And all this is available at a delightfully affordable price. Aroha’s best wishes to all the students who aspire to work in this media. Wish you a great future ahead!

Who is the target audience?

  • tHobbyist tBeginners tProfessional tExpert

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Section 1: Visual Effects Animations-Intermediate
This tutorial guides you to creating a simple graphical fire animation using the Masking and Motion Tween techniques, along with basic tools like the Eraser and the Brush.

Get ready to enhance the visual beauty of your fire animation a bit further. This time, you will learn to
use the Shape Hints facility for a much more realistic fire animation.


In this tutorial, you will get introduced to the basics of fabric animation by creating an animated Flag. As in the Fire tutorial, you will learn to utilize the Shape Tween and Shape Hints facilities to achieve a very realistic Flag Waving effect.

Learn to create natural-looking smoke using the Color Gradient tool along with Shape Hints and Shape Tween facilities in Flash.
Here's a lesson that will teach you to compose smoke with an existing urban background. You will know how to use multiple instances of smoke on the same screen to create a much more realistic visual.
Section 2: Visual Effects Animations-Advance
This tutorial aims to help you create a basic water fountain using the Motion Tween and Masking techniques. It will also reinforce the technique of reusing existing symbols to achieve an interesting visual effect.
In this lesson, you will learn to render a more cinematic water fountain in Flash, using Masking and Shape Tweening facilities along with some exciting Filter options in the software.
Learn to create a visually simple waterfall using some basic tools and techniques.
A much more advanced waterfall effect can be achieved by the effective use of Shape Hints and Shape Tweening, besides Motion Guide and Masking techniques.
Take your waterfall to a higher level of visual excellence with intelligent reuse of the existing symbols. Learn how to get the natural randomness using simple Motion Tween, Scaling an Moving facilities!

Add a further cinematic twist to the waterfall animation by adding the SPLASH!! effect to the water after it falls down on the ground from your waterfall. This tutorial shows you how to intelligently use the ideas learnt in the earlier waterfall effects to create the most realistic waterfall animation in Flash.
This tutorial illustrates a simple yet time-saving and effective use of basic drawings and Masking technique to render a lightening visual effect.
Learn how to create and animate just one raindrop to create a fantastic rainy scene. This tutorial aims to reinforce the practice of creating multiple instances of existing symbols to get a beautiful visual effect or rain and keeping the file size to a bare minimum.
In this tutorial, you will know how to compose the Lightening and Rain assignments in one file, and animate a rainy night with a randomized lightening appearing in the dark skies.
Learn to create realistic sea waves using simple tools along with Shape Hints and Shape Tweening techniques. The tutorial gives you ideas to create visual depth in the animation through use of colors changes, transparency and reuse of the single wave for achieving the visual effect of waves coming one after the other. You will learn to use the Stretch and Skew facilities to give the scene the powerful randomness we see in real sea waves.

In this video lesson, you will see how to create a fascinating glowing sun with options like Soften Fill Edges with Masking and Motion Tweening techniques. The lesson demonstrates the use of the Color Gradient facility in Flash, and its various parameters to give the Sun an enchanting aura and random glow to achieve a pleasing visual.
Grasp the technique of animating random ripples on the water through multiple instances of a simple animated symbol at varying positions on the timeline.

Here, you will learn to use the Radial Gradient, and animate it by using Shape and Motion Tween techniques while changing the symbol parameters like transparency, tint, alpha, etc. over several keyframes to achieve a visually enticing candle animation.
Section 3: Conclusion of the Course

Concluding Lecture will brief you about topics covered in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Aroha Media is a full-service Digital Art/Design and 2D digital animation studio offering end to end solutions in 2D computer animation, art and design for mobile games and digital illustration. Aroha has delivered several seasons of International broadcast animation, several art solutions for mobile games for IOS and android, promotional videos and design and animation solutions to several International E-learning products. Aroha has a core team of highly skilled and experienced Designers and Artists that are versatile and provide high quality visual designs across several platforms.

Aroha was founded as a complete 2D service provider and also with the intention of developing original and innovative new media products in training, especially focused at children.

We have several Computer Based Training products in the pipeline and are aiming to

launch one every year. Most of these products are strong initiating courses in technical

and artistic skill development which will help students aspiring to be professionals in their respective field of study. We are sure that many students across the country will benefit from our very reasonably priced CBT & Online products and we wish them the best for their future.

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