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Ripple Effect in Flash - Alpha Tweening

How to create a smart alpha ripple effect by combining basic tweens

Ripple Effect in Flash - Alpha Tweening

How to create a smart alpha ripple effect by combining basic tweens

To further understand why complicated animations are just a combination of basic animations, try the following ripple effect in Flash.

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Follow the steps given below:

  1. Carry out the zooming effect steps.
  2. Copy frames 1 to 10 -> To do this click frame 1, press Shift key and click frame 10 (the frames will be heighlighted), now press Ctrl+Alt+C to copy the frames.
  3. Add a new layer, click the 4th frame on the timeline and paste the copied frames (press Ctrl+Alt+V).
  4. Add another new layer, click the 8th frame on the timeline and paste the copied frames (press Ctrl+Alt+V).
  5. Repeat the above step leaving 4 frames more than the previous layer for as many layers as desired.
  6. Save your work and test the Movie (Ctrl + Enter). That's it, your cool ripple effect is ready!

Software Required

Compatible Versions of Flash for this Tutorial

Recommended Version: Adobe Flash Professional CS5Recommended Version: Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
Flash CS5 Professional | Flash CS4 Professional
Note: For uses of lower versions of Flash some visual interface images would differ.
Recommended Version: Adobe Flash CS5 Professional

In the following Flash tutorials you'll learn how to create cool flash effects using simple techniques like tweening, masking, etc.:
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