This question should be asked in Flash Forum but it was impossible to edit it there....
There is no plugin that I know of for the effect that you want. If you select the pencil tool instead of the brush, you will then have several different Style options for the pencil line. Have a look at the Ragged and Stipled options, they may give you something like what you want.
Actually you can use the Custom Brush plug-in that TrickOrScript makes. It's not exactly what you want but is a lot closer than the Ragged and Stipled options.
Thank you Rob for your answer.
But yes indeed, it is not what i am looking for as i want to draws with the brush and not the pencil in order to have a pressure variation of thickness (pardon my english)
Thanks for answering.
It's an interestinf lead. But not quite what i am looking for...
As i said to Rob, i would like to draw with the brush.
Forgive me if I wasn't clear but it IS drawing with the brush tool. It adds TO the Brush tool. But basically no you can't do what you're looking to do with Flash except for that plug in I suggested.
Oh, is it ? In the demonstration video it looked like the guy was drawing only with the pencil.
Anyway, i am going to test with the trial version.
Thank you !
Well, i have just tested the beta and it's definitely not what i am looking for.
When you draw with it doesn't give an impression of chalk.
And you first draw a sort of line and after that it becomes thick.
I would like to paint directly a chalk stroke. As in Painter.
And i am afraid it is not possible...
Yeah this is a tough one because Flash doesn't support "real media" brushes natively. To achieve this effect, the brush strokes would be comprised of hundreds of thousands of vector points and it would quickly bog down performance and the drawing engine may not keep up with you. Playback would be another concern. You could experiment in Illustrator for this effect and import your line drawings in to Flash and continue working from there.
Thank you for answering Chris.
My goal was to make it only with flash...
I will look at illustrator skills, as i have it in my creative suite (cs4)
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You can kinda do it. Go to the 'Color' panel and switch from solid fill to bitmap fill and import a pre made transparent chalk like texture in .png format (make it in photoshop or something then go to your texture which should be loaded into the library and change the compression to 'Lossless (PNG/GIF)'. If you paint with the brush you can't really build up the color like chalk but if you use the pencil tool it should retain the transparency of the texture and you can build on top of it. I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but it's the closest thing I know of. Bare in mind I experimented with this using the pencil and Flash will eventually crash around the 5th frame mark so as cool as it is it's still pretty useless. I recommend animating using photoshop, tvpaint or toonboom harmony. Harmony is probably the best, it makes awesome chalk textures and they're still 100% vector! It's freaking amazing! Otherwise photoshop does the job but it's pretty darn cumbersome to animate in. Alternatively you could export out your lineart separate to your color art and do some experiments with After Effects, it handles .swf files nicely and I've achieved some pretty cool results before using this method.
PS. I'm talking about the CC versions of Flash. Not sure if the older versions can do this.
This is very kind of you Jackimo to have taken the time to explain me this.
I will try it. And also follow the Harmony lead !
Try this on for size
You can simply import an charcoal type texture from the internet or use the pencil tool which rob suggested and convert it into a brush preset.
Watch this but use it with the pencil preset instead of the facial hair.
This should work Perfectly
Sorry probably should have mentioned this before but you probably cant use the texture from internet without making a mask and painting on it and following the method above
Thnak you very much Flashy.
Do you know if there is a tutorial for this ?
The link I sent you in my first post. It is a youtube video link to a tutorial.
Yes indeed, but i was rather talking about importing an charcoal type texture from the internet.
I am not sure if that is possible but you can try this out:
- Import the Charcoal Texture
- Use the magic wand to select just the darker parts of Charcoal and if your lucky the pores will be not selected.
- Then follow the same method as shown in the video
- But only if your pores are NOT selected will it come out nice. Sometimes the magic wand or the quick selection tool may select the pores.
- You may even try the similar option in your magic wand if too less is selected.