First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: James Cusick

Creating the Ripple Movie

The ripple movie consists of two layers,

  • one called "Ripple Mask" and
  • the other called "Main Picture".

On the layer called "Ripple Mask" create the layer into a mask (via properties).
And for the layer called "Main Picture" change it into Masked (also via properties).

Now on the layer called "Ripple Mask" you will need to create a small circle, with it filled of course.
If in doubt look at the fla in the download.
Then at frame 25 place a copy of the circle, and make it much larger.
Coming into this tutorial your should all ready know how to make Shape Tweens.
So create a shape tween and it should go from small to big.

Before we go on, I should add that you will need to make a instance (a Picture or Movie clip) of that picture you selected. Duplicate it for later purposes.

Now we need to put that picture on the first frame of the layer "Ripple Mask", and Alpha it down to 0% ,
6 frames further down, insert a keyframe, which should contain the pic alphaed at 0%. Now make this at 100% so its visable.
Make the frames inbetween them motion tweens, so it will alpha in.

Next we have to make the picture alpha out near the end, so basically do the opposite on the last 9 frames, so it disappears at the end.

The end frames should look like this...

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-26
Rating: 7 Votes: 408
(10 being the highest)
» Author
I am a 14 year old Australian who enjoys mucking around and designing with Flash in my spare time.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.