tutorials

lynda.com online training tutorialsRecommended: Lynda.com free 7 day trial.
If you like the lessons on this site, follow the above link to Lynda.com, and try my courses. I suggest ‘Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional’ if you’re new to Flash. For character animation, ‘Flash Professional CS5: Character Animation’ is best.
bouncing ballbouncing ball: link
the first lesson taught to most animation students. learn about arcs, spacing, gravity, timing and squash/stretch.
walk cyclewalk cycle: link
an introduction to walks – the four main poses, and how to approach a walk cycle.
mouth shapeslip synch/dialog: link
six basic mouth shapes provide a simple but effective technique that will allow you to create any dialog needed.
flash walk cycleflash walk cycle: link
(video, 1hr). using shape and motion tweens in flash to create a smooth walk animation. there are 4 parts.
preston blairpreston blair: link
The classic animation tutorial by Preston Blair. This book has been used by animation students for decades – you can download both volumes for free here,

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