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Macromedia Flash Animation – Creating Lifelike Motion Blur Effects

Remember the first time you learned to use a mouse? Or to tie your shoes? These tasks seem so simple now, but some things are just plain easier after someone shows you how. It’s the “not knowing where to start”” that can be frustrating.

Well, consider this your start. I’m going to show you how simple it is to achieve some basic cool motion effects in Macromedia Flash—effects that look really difficult to build, but, once you know how, are not so hard to create. Specifically, you’ll make objects appear to move very fast using an animation effect known as motion blur.

Tutorials and sample files:

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of Macromedia Flash drawing tools, Timeline, and symbols.