STEP 16 adding the film GRAIN TEXTURE

Now that the animation is almost complete, I decided to add a little more depth to the spot by inserting a film grain texture. I tried to make it look like old film scratches, but unlike real film I restrict its display to the transitions between scenes. This keeps the focus on the primary message while giving the viewer's eye more information to absorb during transitions. The repetition of the animated texture for each transition also serves to tie the various scenes together.

The film texture is made by placing small lines randomly on the stage and moving them jerkily from one place to another. I created the film scratches as an animated symbol that is dropped into a new layer and plays during the transitions.

To create the film scratches, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new layer and a new symbol called film scratches or something similar.

  2. In the symbol editing mode, choose the Pencil tool and a white line color .

  3. Make small random lines on the screen.

  4. Create four new keyframes so that there are five keyframes total.

  5. In frame 2, move all the small lines away from their original position.

    If necessary, choose Edit > Select All before you move the lines as a group. You can either use the arrow keys or drag the group of lines (see figure 02:31).

    Figure 02:31.


  6. Repeat step 5 for each remaining keyframe.

  7. In the Scene 1 Timeline, add the film scratches symbol to the film scratches layer.

  8. Move the layer's keyframe to the first frame of the transition.

When the transition now plays, you'll get a multilayered effect by combining the split fade with the film lines and scratches texture (see figure 02:32).

Figure 02:32.


All the transition textures and effects are now in place.

Flash Web Design The Art Of Motion Graphics
Flash Web Design oder: the art of motion graphics
ISBN: 3827256623
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 192 © 2008-2017.
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