How to create amazing animated characters in Illustrator and Flash

Create an animated character by harnessing the power of Illustrator and the flexibility of Flash.

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15. Add any other elements you want to include in your animation as appropriate. Here, I’ve added bubbles that float up the screen following a motion path. By creating one bubble and using multiple instances of the symbol at different scales we can create the impression that the bubbles are closer or further away from the viewpoint, adding depth.

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16. Finally, animate the Madame symbol so that she gently bobs up and down. You can also animate her into the scene if you don’t want her immediately on screen. Save and preview your animation. Next month we’ll use our basic animation to create an interactive Flash game based on the traditional shoot ’em-up genre.

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