I was hoping for assistance on how to recreate an explosion effect like Flash 8 adn MX used to have. It seems to be missing now. It is not in the presets. I tried to break apart but something is missing. How can I accomplish this? I am trying to explode and IMAGE not TEXT. Particle tutorials seem to explode into hundreds of parts. Im looking for 12 to 16 exploded pieces. I'm not the great at AS2 or 3 but any assistance would be appreciation. Again this is for an image not text so the simple Break apart doesnt seem to be working. Please note I am Using Flash CS5.
Thanks in advance.
put your image on-stage, select it, click modify/bitmap/trace bitmap. you can experiment with the settings to see what they do or just use coarse/fast settings.
that will convert your image into a vector. using the lasso tool select a section of your vector that you want to be a piece that will break from the rest of the vector. right click it after lasso'g and convert it to a movieclip. likewise, for the rest of your vector. you can now use actionscript (name your movieclips) or the timeline to tween the pieces.