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    Animations...

    Good afternoon everyone.

    I see lost of effects where you have shapes that look and act like real people do (ex: the Ipod commercial), I was wondering how you get this effect in flash. I'd assume you take some sort of movie, turn it into frames, remove the background, then turn it all black in flash. If this is the right way, then how do you do it?

    If not, how do I get this effect?

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    Basically what you do is get your pictures that look like people and import them into flash. Then you draw over them on a higher layer. Finally delete your original picture.

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    That seems like far too much work to get that effect. I'm positive that there is an easier way. Thanks for the reply though. (also, if you take an image and change its color to black it automatically becomes solid black, rather than tracing over it).

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    this reminds me something I once saw, check this out
    http://actionscript.org/tutorials/in...on/index.shtml
    Cheers, KGTRIP

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    quinners3 is right

    It's a process in traditional animation called "roto-scoping".

    Ralph Bakshi used it to make his version of "Lord of the Rings".

    Studios today still use filmed real life reference. even when making cartoonish characters.

    When you film you have a stable reference point (cross hairs on a wall usually) and then each frame is printed out and posistioned on animation paper where it can be used as reference. although most times, it's best to push the movements rather than follow the exact live action.

    It would be the same as importing a movie on to a layer in Flash and tracing it.

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    I see... I'm not artistic though, so that could be tough. I was just trying to get the effect of someone hitting a hockey puck, but I guess thats out of my bounds.

    Thanks for all the help.

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    do you have a hockey movie clip?

    "Let us be rid of it-- once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you...but I can carry you."

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    I don't.

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    I love it when I'm right... but you could also import each frame of the movie or pictures into photoshop or fireworks and make the image a solid color like someone (not sure who) said earlier... but it won't be as "vectorish" and satisfying.

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