Its short and sweet - But really well animated and I love the dragon. Its so CUTE! ^_^
The problem is this is simply a test peice, its a well drawn animation, but Don't post it here untill you turn it into something.
I know your a first timer
For a first timer its not bad just add some more work like a story and a preloader and your all set
There's nothin worthwhile here.
The animation isn't bad, but there's no story or anything.
Well, I don't mean to me rude, but this is an unimpressive piece. It's a short loop, and while it's not a particularly badly done one, it's still just a short loop.
That being said, if you want to mess around with wind effects, you should try messing with the alpha values. Depending on what version of flash you're using, there are different ways to do this, but if you turn the wind into a symbol, you should then be able to turn down the alpha value. This will make things transparent, and will help with your wind effects.
As far as the frame by frame goes, this works. It's not particularly amazing, but it works. You might want to put an extra frame of the dragon when it's wings are fully up in order to put a bit more emphasis on the movement. Also, you might want to turn up your frame rate a bit to make things more fluid. Adding in a few more in betweens would help even things out if you did that. Lastly, when its wings return up, you might want to have a frame of them folded going upwards. I personally think it would look a bit more natural than just having the wings go from the down to the up position.
All in all, you show ability to animate, but you're not really doing anything with it. I look forward to seeing you produce something a bit more ambitious. The skills are there, but you need to actually use them.
Oh hey, thanks for the con crit, I find it quite useful~
Thanks for the tip on the wind stuff too, will see if I can try that out. Don't think my version is has the option, though... It's not actually Flash, but an applet with the basic functions of Flash (shape tweening, vectors, paths... I dunno, most basic stuff, I think).
There is an extra frame of the wing going up, though, but since it's a five frame animation, it's gone pretty quickly when viewed, so no wonder you didn't notice its existence~
Still, again, thank you.
I shall now await the blamming of this. x_x