0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2009 6:19 PM by danbenner

    Ripple Effect Tutorial?

    danbenner

      I've been through this tutorial a few times just following the steps. Its the best, least cheesy, most photorealistic ripple effect I've found so I am trying to make it work.

       

      I am looking for a summary of how it works, because I get mixed results each time. Some of it is broken English, so I think its not the clearest description of 'how and why'.

       

      http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/ripple.asp

       

       

      I am sort of a noob to Flash, but from what I gather:

       

      - You create a graphic of a bitmap so you can apply an alpha layer to it.

       

      - You make a new movie clip using the graphic.

       

      - You make the graphic fade in and out (not sure why).

       

      - You put a masking layer over it and the mask changes sizes with a shape tween (not sure why but I think it warps your image slightly or creates the actual ripple effect...)

       

      - Then you apply the clip in different layers to make multiple ripples.

       

      Anyway, if an expert could summarize the how and why of this, Id be grateful.