Graphics, Movie Clips, and Tweens, Oh My!

Your next animation project (after you dropped off a sample of your mad skills with the drawing tools and a first basic animation… you did those, right?) is to use a few key skills together to form one short animated video.

You will use GRAPHIC SYMBOLS to create a character/object that will move across the screen.

That graphic symbol will have a part of it (like wheels or legs) that will be a MOVIE CLIP symbol, which will have its own timeline, making it move independently of the main character/object.

You will include MOTION TWEEN(s) to make the character/object move across the screen. Duh!

You will also, somewhere, include at least one SHAPE TWEEN. A simple example might be clouds that change shape as the scene progresses.

The animation should be long enough to follow the scene (~10 seconds minimum?) and it should be fast and smooth enough to look ‘realistic’

Use those DRAWING tools to really illustrate your scene and make it interesting.

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!