|When we last worked on the Flash blinkie animation, we had just finished the text effects. The last text effect to occur in the animation was the appearance and disappearance of the website name “J3 Designs”. It disappears off the stage to the left with a Timeline Transition Effect (Transition 3 on the Timeline). There was a reason for this and you are about to find out what that reason was.|
Remember that, as part of the design details, we have those two ladybugs. Well, it’s time to put them to work. When we built the layers to our blinkie project, we added the gold ladybug to the Bug 1 layer. Now, the first thing that we will do is add the second ladybug to a new layer which we will call Bug 2. We want this red ladybug to appear from under the cameo. Therefore, we will need to place the new layer under the Static Details layer.
Open blinkie2.fla into Flash CS3 and let’s get to work. We want the ladybug to start moving from under the cameo as the website name starts to disappear. We want it to look like the text is disappearing because of the ladybug. So we will add this new ladybug on Frame 110, which is when the text starts to disappear.
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