Everybody! This is important. In a few days, these forums will be moving over to using the totally sweet Discourse platform. To ensure this migration happens smoothly with no loss of content, these forums are currently in a read-only mode. I do apologize for the inconvenience.

There is never a good time to turn the forums off for an extended period of time, but I promise the new forums will be a billion times better. I'm pretty sure of it.

See you all on the other side in a few days, and if you have any (non-technical) questions, please e-mail me at kirupa@kirupa.com. For technical questions, try to find a tutorial that corresponds to what you are looking for and post in the comments section of that page.

Cheers,
Kirupa

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Animated Symbol Outline/Stroke

  1. #1

    Animated Symbol Outline/Stroke

    Is it possible to add a stroke/outline to a symbol?

    I am doing some character animation (for example a "walk cycle" symbol), and am looking to create a thicker outline around the symbol. I can't just draw the objects inside the symbol with a thicker stroke, as the outline only needs to be thicker when objects are outside the character.

    For example, normally the character's arm would have a thick outline, but as it moves in front of the body the outline becomes thinner.

    If you've seen the cartoon "Billy & Mandy" you know what i'm talking about:

    http://mariannadias.tripod.com/siteb...g.w180h210.jpg

    thanks,
    macnwook

  2. #2
    Bokke's Avatar
    432
    posts
    Unregistered User
    In Flash 8 you can add all kinds of filters to movieclips.
    You can add a outer-glow filter to your character and set its strength to 1000%.

    But for 2004....
    Yeah, maybe you could place the same movieclip in a layer underneath the normal one. Then scale it up and set its brightness to -100%
    This way you should have a nice animated border, but I think it will be hard to scale it so that it fits perfectly..

    <! currently working on my online portfolio !>
    Previous known as BOKKE...

  3. #3
    yeah, scaling a duplicate doesn't work well.. i've tried this for other things, and you're right about it not matching up uniformly.

    looks like i'm off to get Flash 8 ! that sounds perfect!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Home About kirupa.com Meet the Moderators Advertise

 Link to Us

 Credits

Copyright 1999 - 2012