Lesson 6

Create 3D Effects

 

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson, you will create a movie with 3D effects.

 

Lesson:  Create a 3D Animation

  1. Open fl5_7.fla from the Digital Design folder on the server
  2. Save it to your server folder as Fl_C5_L6_puzzle_your username
    [Note:  The document opens with the ruler feature turned on and showing the vertical and horizontal lines that intersect at the center of the Stage]
  3. Click frame 1 on Layer 1, insert a motion tween, then drag the tween span to frame 40
  4. Click frame 20 on Layer 1, then select the 3D Translation tool from the Tools panel
  5. Click the image in the upper-right corner of the Stage, point to the green arrow, then use the pointer to drag the image down to the horizontal ruler line
  6. Click the red arrow, then use the pointer to drag the image to the left
  7. Select the 3D Rotation tool, point to the green line Y axis on the right side of the object, then drag the pointer down and to the left to flip the image horizontally
  8. Click frame 40 on Layer 1, then use the 3D Translation tool to move the image to the top right
  9. Use the 3D Rotation tool to drag the solid green line down and to the right, which flips the image again
  10. Click frame 1 on Layer 2, insert a motion tween, then drag the tween span to frame 40
  11. Click frame 20 on Layer 2, select the 3D Translation tool, then drag the image so the top of the image aligns with the horizontal ruler line and the left edge of the image is about ½” to the right of the vertical ruler line
  12. Select the 3D Rotation tool, then point to the bottom red line X axis and drag the line to the left and up to flip the image vertically
  13. Click frame 40 on Layer 2, then use the 3D Translation tool to position the image in the top-right intersection of the horizontal and vertical ruler lines
  14. Use the 3D Rotation tool to flip the image vertically again
  15. Click frame 1 on Layer 3, insert a motion tween, then increase the tween span to frame 40
  16. Click frame 20 on Layer 3, select the 3D Translation tool, then use the arrows to drag the image to the top-left intersection of the horizontal and vertical ruler lines
  17. Select the 3D Rotation tool, then point to the blue line Z axis and drag the line to rotate the image clockwise 180 degrees
  18. Click frame 40 on Layer 3, use the 3D Translation tool to position the image to the bottom-right intersection of the horizontal and vertical ruler lines, then use the 3D Rotation tool to rotate the image again
  19. Repeat steps 15-18 for Layer 4, making adjustments as needed such as:
    * moving the image into the upper-right corner of the lower-left quadrant
    * using the orange circle and the 3D Rotation tool two different times in two different frames, to rotate the X and Y axis simultaneously
  20. Use the 3D tools to make adjustments as needed so everything is aligned
  21. Play the movie, close the Flash Player window, then save your work

Summary:  You created a movie with 3D effects.