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blkensercks1124
03-01-2004, 10:50 PM
hey guys... i'm making an animation of a rocket launching. what's the best way to go about making smoke and flame spit out of the engine?

CyanBlue
03-01-2004, 11:05 PM
Since you've asked what's the best way to do it, I'll say this one... :)
http://www.horsefish.net/ElementalFX/

Otherwise, try to search the forum for the particle effect... There were several decent threads regarding that... :)

blkensercks1124
03-02-2004, 08:07 AM
yah... i did mean in flash not with 3rd party, but that program does look pretty cool!

thanks for the help, i'll do a search.

Ruben
03-02-2004, 01:55 PM
If you still need help, you might want to try this:

Create a shapetween of some shape growing to a bigger shape [the shape has to have an _alpha, let's say 20.
Then duplicate the layer and let the shapetween on the duplicated layer begin one or 2 [3 if you want to ;)] frames later.
Do this untill you've got 5 layers or more/less if you want to.
This looks a bit like the "softenfilledges"-thing you can do with shapes, but this one's in a dynamic invironment....

Experiment with it, I don't know you'll find it helpfull, but I'm afraid the only way to find it is trying....I used it when I was making a sore on an arm [it's my idea, whiehoo! :P don't know if anyone ever did it before though]....

Good luck - Ruben

PS. I'm 16 which is pretty young as well, I started out when I was 14. We're the future, right?

PS2. IOWA rules! Slipknot are from DesMoines!

blkensercks1124
03-06-2004, 02:59 PM
slipknot is from des moines?!?! no way!

i started web design at 9 or 10, but it was so scary i don't even want to show you ;) ! I got flash when i was 13 and mx 2004 now when i'm 15 for christmas! CHA!!

splict
03-06-2004, 09:55 PM
http://www.bit-101.com/Particles/

Ruben
03-07-2004, 08:12 AM
Huh? Of course Slipknot are from DesMoines, check this site (http://www.black-goat.com/main.php?s=biography) if you're interested, it's the best fansite I've seen since I started listening to the music...

But err....have you solved your problem??

- Ruben

blkensercks1124
03-07-2004, 08:54 AM
i have recorded your answers ;) and am going to make the movie in the summer probably...to busy with school!! (grrrrr)

Ruben
03-07-2004, 09:01 AM
Well, suit yourself. I'd be flashing if I were you. In fact, that's what I'm doing right now :P....

Anyways, good luck with it....See you on the ASForums... - Ruben