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Author: Chad Freiling | Website:

Starting your Flash Light Effect

First things first. My Movie is Set at 600 by 300. at 18 fps. with a Background Color 'Black'.
Grid Spacing is set to 18 px.

You'll need to create Three Layers:

  • Button (Top Layer)  - On / Off Button
  • BackDrop (Middle Layer)  - Acts like a Masked layer
  • Light (Bottom Layer)  -   Light Source


For all the Layers 'Instert Frame' to Frame 5.     (Do not Instert ANY KEYFRAMES, we'll add those later)

Now Lock ALL Layers except 'BackDrop'.

Create a Box with NO OUTLINE. and have the fill in color Black.

Now Select the Box.   Align the Box to Center Top and Middle and Match the Size. Make sure you selected 'Align to Page'.

With the Box Now fitting the Size of the Movie. You will need to Select the 'Paint Bucket'.
Select the Fill Color and Choose Black and Make it a Gradient.  Make sure its Radial. make Both sides the same Color.
Make there 'Alpha' 25%.     Now Change the Fill of the Box to the Color you created.

This makes the Box act like a Masked layer.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-02-16
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