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Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 09:24 PM Reply

This is a nifty little trick I invented awhile ago to animate stuff spinning through the air, randomly. It involves a symbol inside of a spinning symbol inside of a randomly spun and flipped symbol. What a bad sentance. Once you understand how it works you can have a lot of fun with it.
I'm not going to explain how it works, because the .swf explains it well enough, and I am also providing the .fla. Enjoy!
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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 09:28 PM Reply

cool!


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 09:29 PM Reply

Ah, nice nice.

Where could this be used?

Confetti, snowflakes, slow motion cornflakes. Anywhere really, just most cases it would turn out bollocks.

Cool effect. :)


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 10:19 PM Reply

Yeah, It's pretty much only useful for confetti or snowflakes, both of which I've used it for. But as I experiment with it more, I'll probably find more uses for it. For example, I'm already thinking of how to use the technique to make myself a better sig - a black hole that constantly spirals inward. all I have to do is tween the square closer and closer to the transformation point... or something.
Also, I thought this pic was so cool, I just had to post it. Threre's a mere 7 tweens in that thing. 6 for movement, 1 for the spinning.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 10:22 PM Reply

that's a really cool effect. Maybe you could use it in an action game, for blood spurts? XD That would look really cool, red droplets of blood spinning and spraying everywhere.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 10:38 PM Reply

nice effect.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 18th, 2007 @ 10:39 PM Reply

Thanks much for the .fla! I'll be sure to give it a lookthrough when I have the time! :3


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 04:18 AM Reply

falling leaves? try making a leaf shape and seeing what it looks like.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 04:57 AM Reply

i would like to see the done with smaller, more numerous... things. someone should code this so its easier.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 05:16 AM Reply

its pretty to watch :) and could be usful. somehow :P

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 05:25 AM Reply

i like the idea of turning it into a black hole

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 05:30 AM Reply

At 1/18/07 10:38 PM, P-S-X wrote: nice effect.

Holy Crap, the post below you has been baned? Good, I thought it meant banned.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 12:24 PM Reply

At 1/18/07 09:24 PM, SpaceAndTime wrote: This is a nifty little trick I invented awhile ago to animate stuff spinning through the air, randomly.

although you didn't invent it, still very nice trick ;)

8/10 i say :P

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 12:25 PM Reply

At 1/19/07 04:57 AM, ImpotentBoy2 wrote: i would like to see the done with smaller, more numerous... things. someone should code this so its easier.

It'd be better with a 3D class, but ptobably more processer intensive too :S


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 12:37 PM Reply

thats pretty cool just im never goin 2 use it LOL
nice work though


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 12:39 PM Reply

Looks good, i might give it a shot. You seem to be great at this Pseudo 3D stuff SpaceAndTime :), eg your sig, that Future thing you did, and some other stuff :).


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 20th, 2007 @ 04:47 AM Reply

looks nice. Maybe for a falling feather, but i wont use it at all.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #3 Jan. 20th, 2007 @ 05:11 AM Reply

Nice, that looks really good. I made the confetti symbol a leaf and it works quite well ;)