Section 3.5. Alpha Effect


3.5. Alpha Effect

The final step to complete the first version of your animation is to add an alpha effect. Currently, the 8 just pops in immediately, and it's a little jarring. If you make one small adjustment, it will fade in nicely:

  1. Move the playhead to frame 14, which is the frame that contains the first keyframe of the 8 animation.

  2. On the Stage, click on the 8. In the Properties panel, choose Alpha in the Color effect menu, and enter a value of 0.

  3. Play your animation again. Now the number 8 fades in nicely.

  4. Save your work.


Note: When you click on a timeline frame with content in it, all the Stage elements in that frame are selected. Sometimes that's handy, but it may be easier to select items on the Stage if you don't first click in the timeline frame. To move to a frame without selecting anything, click on the frame number in the top span of numbered notches (above all the layers, rather than in a specific layer).


Flash 8(c) Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity (OReilly Digital Studio)
ISBN: 0596102232
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 117

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