Explosion at the FBE
Colour Cycling Tutorial
In our first set of tuts we animated coloured balls, getting Director to cycle through colours. Now we will cycle through a range of colours at one time to create movement - the effect a bomb going off behind the fbe.
- Open movie tut12b.dir
- We are now going to
create the explosion in the background. Open the Vector Shape tool
and draw a filled rectangle with a radial gradient fill going from
yellow to red (as learned in the moody ball tut).
- Close the vector shape
- Place the gradient
on the stage, behind the building and resize it so it fully covers
- Expand the gradient
sprite to cover frame 1 to frame 30.
- Select frame 1 in the
palette channel and then Shift click frame 30 in the
- Right click anywhere
in the selected range and choose Palette from the
pop up menu.
- The frame properties
dialog box appears. Select Colour Cycling.
- Select Span Selected
- Change the palette
to 2:Sunset Internal and then select the orange chip
in the top row and shift click to the last chip in the second row.
- Click OK.
- Rewind and play the movie and yes - save the movie.
You can see the completed tutorial here tut12b_fin.dir