Creating a fading movie object in Flash CS3

January 13th, 2010 by Brian Leave a reply »

Today’s Future Professionals meeting is going to involve a cow being abducted by a UFO.

  1. Create a Flash ActionScript 3 file.
  2. Created a movie clip of a UFO.
  3. Create a new layer and put a movie clip of a teleporting ray on that new layer.
  4. Drag the ray layer underneath the UFO layer to make the ray underneath the UFO.
  5. Insert a keyframe on frame 10 of the two layers.
  6. Click on frame 1 of the ray layer.
  7. Click on the ray movie clip.
  8. In the movie clip properties window, where it says ‘Color: None’, change it to ‘Alpha’.
  9. Drag the Alpha down to 0%.
  10. Select all of the frames on the ray layer.
  11. CTRL-click/right-click on the highlighted frames in the timeline. Choose ‘Create Motion Tween’.
  12. Now it’s up to you to add a new layer, the cow layer, and do a motion tween to have it disappear inside the ship.


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