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Am I approaching this fold animation the correct way?

Jun 29, 2013 4:31 AM

Hi guys,


I am using Flash CS6 on OSX 10.8.2. I am trying to create an animation of a box that is folded in half down the middle before opening up with a concertina movement. (I've attached an image that will hopefully be able to explain what I am trying to make a little better!)

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 12.26.14.png


This is how I have gone about trying to achieve this:


I have created two rectangle shapes each on a separate layers and converted them to movie symbols.


The top symbol has a nested animation which is a 3D rotation.

The 3D rotation centre point is set on the centre of the top edge of the symbol and rotates on the x-axis.


The bottom symbol has essentially the same nested animation however with the 3D rotation centre point set on the centre of the bottom edge.


The bottom symbol then has a motion tween (not nested) to move downwards as the nested animations play.


As the animation is playing though I am having a bit of a problem making everything line up correctly! I've tried few other ways of trying to achieve this (shape tween) but with no real luck. Am I approaching this the right way? If anybody had any feedback or advice I would really appreciate it! I'm trying to get the basic animation correct first before I make it more complicated!


Thanks in advance



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    Jun 29, 2013 4:45 AM   in reply to HenryPB

    Have you tried making the bottom a child of the top where it is attached at the bottom of the top one and the bottom has its registration/axis at its top instead?

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