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Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 02:39 PM Reply

scribble cel.swf
scribblecel.fla (Flash 7)
Credit goes to Adam Phillips for this trick: The legendary scribble cel. It's used to animate water surface reflections very quickly and effectively. It's the most useful and easiest trick I've posted so far.
I wrote an article on it here. Go read it now.
As informative as that article is, I'm going to take it one step further and show you how I've refined the technique to make an even better scribble cel.
The secret to the perfect scribble cel is... don't use a scribble.

Use lines. Wavy lines. If you use lines, you can fit way more glints into a smaller amount of space, without messing up the scribble cel.
Don't actually DRAW the wavy lines. Just make a simple square out of lines, as shown in the picture. Then select them all, go to the properties panel, and change the "style" into type: ragged. Mess around with the other options too. And there you have your superior scribble.
If you haven't read the article yet, go do that, or you won't know what to do with it.

This is the last one of these I'm going to for for awhile. It takes too much time to put these together, and I have a lot of real work to do.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 02:40 PM Reply

Why would you give this one away DAMMIT this is MY secret.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 03:40 PM Reply

ll this one is well known graet job you shuld each time link to the last tips...


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 03:47 PM Reply

I've seen that on his site also =)

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 03:57 PM Reply

At 1/21/07 02:40 PM, Mogly wrote: Why would you give this one away DAMMIT this is MY secret.

yeah i know, i wasted 30 bucks on masters of flash for no reason >: (


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 04:18 PM Reply

Keep in mind the secret is not just the scribble cel, but the DESIGN for the scribble. With the bunch-of-wavy-lines design, scribble cels turn out looking WAY better, becuase you can add more than twice as many glints.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 06:53 PM Reply

At 1/21/07 02:39 PM, SpaceAndTime wrote:
scribblecel.fla (Flash 7)

That's cool but are you sure it works w/ flash 7? It won't open up in flash. (I have Flash 7 only)

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 06:55 PM Reply

BTW, you could of ATLEAST linked to the Adam Phillips article, Link. Especially since he goes right into detail about it.


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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 07:01 PM Reply

At 1/21/07 06:55 PM, Mogly wrote: BTW, you could of ATLEAST linked to the Adam Phillips article, Link. Especially since he goes right into detail about it.

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 05:28 PM Reply

cool i want to do flash too

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Response to Animation trick o' the day #5 Apr. 27th, 2007 @ 05:43 PM Reply

Neat trick. I am appreciating these tricks of the day more and more.


Hi there!

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