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Word Flash Animation

18.5.2010, 16:59    Total views: 16435

Today, Iím going to show you how to create word flash animation using the adobe after effect and flash. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. This animation you can use for some web site as text banner or for some presentation. Let's go!

Example:

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Step 1

Create a new after effects composition. Set the Width of Your composition to 400 and Height to 300 px. For Preset set Custom, for Pixel Aspect Ratio set Square Pixels and set the Frame Rate to 35 fps.



Step 2


Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the Stage.

Step 3

Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).

Step 4

In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text >  Lights and Optical > Word Flash. See the picture below!



Step 5

Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Word Flash effect from Effects&Presets panel on the text on the stage.

Step 6

Go now to the Timeline and reduce the length of the film to the length of the animation.

Step 7

After that, choose Composition > Trim Comp To Work Area.

Step 8

Choose now File > Export > Adobe Flash (Swf).

Step 9

Create a new flash document. Set the Width of Your document to 400 and Height to 300 px. Set any color as background color and set the Frame Rate to 35 fps.

Step 10

Create a new Movie Clip (Ctrl+F8) and name it WordFlash_mc.



Step 11

Call the current layer word flash.

Step 12

Choose now File > Import > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and Import a swf file that we just made in After Effects.

Step 13

Go back on the main stage (Scene 1). After that, drag the Text Movie Clip from the Flash Library on the Flash Stage using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique.

Step 14

Click now on frame 13 (last keyframe of animation) and hit F5 key.

We're done!

Enjoy!

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