Animations within Animations!

Here is the source file to download and open.



The source file has all the assets you need to create the animation shown here.
SOME of the tricks have already been implemented - compare the "Clouds Near" layer to the "Clouds Far". Try changing the properties of the "Clounds Near" instances from "Graphic" to "Movie Clip" - scrub and test the movie. What's the difference?

Ambient elements can be animated by putting the movement WITHIN a symbol... Try this:
  1. MOVING CLOUDS:
    Drag multiple versions and sizes of the "Moving Clouds" symbol to the Near Layer. Notice that the speed scales with the size
  2. BLINKING EYES:
    Animate the bird so he "blinks" once every 7 seconds
  3. BOBBING FLIGHT
    Build the Bird into a "Flappy Bird" symbol that has the bird bobbing up and down

The final effect used is a Virtual Camera or "VCam" - it simulates camera motion by telling flash what area of the stage to keep in frame.

Try modifying the animation to include these tricks! Are there other animated enhancements that you can add?

SYMBOLS within SYMBOLS

You can "nest" one symbol within another - even creating animations within animations
Try the "Flying Eye" exercise as an example