View Full Version : Cigarette SMoke

03-14-2008, 12:30 PM
this seems hard to animate. anyone have any tips

03-14-2008, 12:41 PM
yea, tell us what program you are using.

03-14-2008, 02:40 PM
Open Flash, Make a smoky kind of Drawing, Make it into A symbol, go to its Properties and press the "+" and add Blur effect. Control it using the Options on the Right. Or search for some Tutorials about that and more.

@W-stick - Please post in the Introduction thread to get a Proper Introduction. And uh. Hello to you to.

03-14-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the help.

The Pirate
03-14-2008, 05:00 PM
yea, tell us what program you are using.

Why does it matter what program he is using?

You're animating the same thing either way, doesn't matter if you're doing it in flash, easytoon, or any other program.

And yes, smoke of any sort is hard to animate, I still have trouble getting it to look right. The best idea would be to have a thin wispy trail coming off the tip of the cigarette and just having the trails slowly wave around and dissipate into particles. Hard to explain in words so sorry if my explanation seems rather vague.

Remember, practice truly is the key when it comes to animating anything. Experiment until you get some smoke effects that you like.