COAP 2110 Mid-term Exam 2007
Complete a weather animation by using the existing layers and the objects in the library. You only need to add one extra motion guide layer to complete the tasks described below.
Please complete the five tasks described below. Make a copy of the file:
- All drawing objects you need are in the library and instances are on the stage too. All layers are locked. Unlock as needed.
- This animation has about 50 frames. There is no need to go further, but the animation layers are only defined for frame 1. I.e. it is up to you to add motion and shape tweens and insert a frame-by-frame animation
- Clouds and the sun are not in the right start position when you open the *.fla file
1.1 Cloud animation
Tip: This is a motion tween animation with a shape transform of the cloud instance (not a shape tween !)
- At start, clouds must be very small and then gradually move forward and become big.
1.2 Rain animation
- Insert animated rain underneath a big cloud once it is close, e.g. around frame 40
Tip: Use a frame-by-frame animation (e.g. about 10 frames)
1.3 Sun animation
- The Sun must rise from the left and from behind the hills, then move to the top and finally set behind the hills to the right.
- The sun must follow a more or less smooth path, i.e. an arc and not just two lines.
Tip: This is a motion guide tween.
1.4 Sky animation
- Sky should be brighter around the sun
- Bonus: Also make the sky darker when the clouds arrive
Tip: This includes 2 shape tweens in a row. Use color gradients: 1-2 color bands should do. Do the gradient transform before you start duplicating the sky of frame 1.
1.5 Extra effect
- Add one other animation effect somewhere. Whatever you like.
- F5 will extend a frame
- F6 will make a new keyframe and copy its contents
- F7 will make a new empty keyframe
- ALT-CTRL-S will allow to scale a selected object
- Shape tweening
- Right-click->Break Apart will turn a symbol instance into its components. E.g. the sky as symbol instance will become a Drawing Object.
- Always lock layers you are not working on.
- Backtrack (ctrl-Z) as soon as you see a "tween" object in your library. None is needed.
- Do not kill library objects !
- If you completely messed up a layer, lock all layers, unlock the bad one, select all frames (use SHIFT-click) and remove them (right-click menu). Then restart again with a library object.
- A possible solution will be shown
- You are not obliged to reproduce exactly the same animation, e.g. clouds can appear from another corner and color animation can be different. The demo also includes an extra effect.