How to Use Adobe Flash CC 2015 to Create Stunning Animations
Adobe Flash CC 2015 is a powerful software that allows you to create professional flash animations with precise layout, high fidelity and rich editing features. Whether you want to make interactive web content, games, cartoons, advertisements or presentations, Adobe Flash CC 2015 can help you bring your creative vision to life.
In this article, we will show you some of the key features and benefits of Adobe Flash CC 2015, and how to use them to create stunning animations. You will learn how to:
Use the new bone tool for inverse kinematics (IK) animation
Import H.264 videos with audio
Export bitmaps as sprite sheet for HTML5 Canvas
Use the improved Motion Editor
Use code snippets for WebGL
Let's get started!
Use the New Bone Tool for Inverse Kinematics (IK) Animation
One of the most exciting features of Adobe Flash CC 2015 is the new bone tool that lets you create realistic and fluid animations using inverse kinematics (IK). IK is a technique that calculates the position and rotation of joints based on the position of the end points. This means that you can easily manipulate the movement of a character or an object by dragging its limbs or parts, without having to adjust each joint individually.
To use the bone tool, you need to create a symbol that contains the parts of your character or object. Then, you can use the bone tool to draw bones between the parts, creating a skeleton. You can also adjust the properties of each bone, such as its length, angle, stiffness and damping. Once you have created your skeleton, you can use the selection tool to animate your character or object by moving its end points on the stage.
The bone tool also supports IK pinning, which allows you to fix the position of certain bones while animating others. This can help you create more realistic and natural movements, such as walking, running or jumping. You can also use IK springs, which add elasticity and bounce to your bones, creating more dynamic and lively animations.
Import H.264 Videos with Audio
Another useful feature of Adobe Flash CC 2015 is the ability to import H.264 videos with audio. H.264 is a popular video format that offers high quality and compression, making it ideal for web and mobile applications. With Adobe Flash CC 2015, you can import H.264 videos with audio directly into your flash project, without having to convert them first.
To import a H.264 video with audio, you need to go to File > Import > Import Video, and select the video file from your computer. You can then choose how to embed the video in your project: as a video symbol that you can place on the stage and control with ActionScript; as an external video that streams from a URL; or as a linked video that references a file on your computer. You can also choose whether to import the audio track along with the video, or use a separate audio file.
Once you have imported your video, you can use the properties panel to adjust its settings, such as its size, position, scale and rotation. You can also use the video component to add playback controls and skinning options to your video. You can also use ActionScript to manipulate your video programmatically, such as playing, pausing, seeking or looping it.
Export Bitmaps as Sprite Sheet for HTML5 Canvas
If you want to create animations for HTML5 Canvas, Adobe Flash CC 2015 offers a convenient feature that allows you to export bitmaps as sprite sheet. A sprite sheet is a single image file that contains multiple frames of an animation. By using a sprite sheet instead of separate images for each frame, you can reduce the number of HTTP requests and improve the performance of your HTML5 Canvas application.
To export bitmaps as sprite sheet, you need to select one or more bitmap symbols in your library panel. Then, you need to go to Commands > Export Bitmaps as Sprite Sheet. You can then choose a name and location for your sprite sheet image file and JSON data file ec8f644aee