Animation Principles with Flash 5

Animation Principles with Flash 5

by Chris Casady

Training Material



Animation Principles in Flash 5 with Chris Casady and Lynda Weinman is a CD-ROM workshop that contains movie-based tutorials and example files that you can try at your own pace. Understanding the mechanics of Flash 5 will allow anyone to create moving artwork, but that doesn't automatically make everyone a "skilled" animator. This CD covers the underlying principles of animation and how to add them to your Flash work. Chris begins with the simplest principles of animation like speed, timing, squash and stretch, anticipation, bounce, and gravity, then progresses into the analysis of physical effects and natural phenomena. Examples of Flash animation are broken down into single frames revealing what it takes to create realistic motion for sparks, drips, water, lightning, and explosions. "Straight ahead" drawing is explained and demonstrated, and some of Chris's "visual music" pieces are shown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930727120
Publication date: 06/01/2001
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Chris Casady is a ""traditional"" animator working in motion picture special effects from his studio in Hollywood. Specializing in rotoscoping techniques Casady's contributions can be seen in Pluto Nash, The Craft, Beetlejuice, Buckaroo Banzai, TRON, Airplane!, Ed Wood, etc.

He has two Clio awards for his work in commercials an directed an animated music video for the Beastie Boys. His own animated film, Pencil Dance, won awards at International animation festivals in France, Italy, Japan and Canada. He was a judge at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 1990 and the Flash Film Festival in NYC 2000. Casady studied animation at California Institute of the Arts.

Table of Contents

Letter Cannon
Squash Buttons
Ellipse Perspective
Free Onion Draw
Morph Symbol
Interactive Lighting
Anticipation and Follow Through
Traditional Layout Drawings
Swapping Symbols
Rotoscope QuickTime

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