Cartoon Animation Tutorial
 
Lesson Two

Create a new
layer
 
  to lesson three



YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRAW ?

Don't panic !
You don't need to draw !
Flash knows how to draw for you !





You don't need any Wacom Tablet !
Let your cursor do all the work !

How ?
It's very simple !


USE THE DRAWING TOOLS
TO DRAW
STRAIGHT LINES

AND THEN
CURVE
THOSE LINES
WITH YOUR CURSOR !




1. Position the playing head on image 1



2. On Layer 1,
click on the small black dot
under the square icon

A small square will appear




3. The 10 images of Layer 2 are now in Outline Mode

It's more easy for tracing.



( The Cuke in Outline Mode )


4. Select Line Drawing








5. Click on Line Drawing




6. The Line Sizes Box
opens

 



You wil first
trace
straight lines...


...then you will modify
them with your cursor.

Prefer line drawing
instead of brush drawing.
Your files will be
lighter for the Web.


7. Select Line Size Menu...








8. ...and choose 2.0.


9. Position your cursor
and tracea line



10. Then another line
and another again.

11. Position your cursor
near a line...

12. ...and push on the line
to curve it.



13. Position your cursor...

14. ...pull another line.

15. Position.




16. Push...


17. Position...

18. Push...


19. So you can trace now each image of Layer 2 basing
you on the legs position of each image of Layer 1
and
( Very Important
! )
on rhe bosy posiion which goes up and down !

Note : You are not obliged to follow exactly your lines of you tracing model.
Change everything you want to change.


20. When you have finished, delete the Layer 1.

Et voilà !

You have done the animation of your new character !


Yes, OK !
But now, how do I create a movie with all this stuff ?


answer in lesson three

return to lesson one

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