Draw Giant Robots!

A 10 Hour Flash Animation Tutorial

How to Draw Giant Robots with Adobe Flash – Video Tutorials

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Technology taught - Adobe Flash

Learn Adobe Flash in this course.

The techniques in this lesson could apply to other vector based illustration software, but your instructor uses Adobe Flash, a multimedia and software platform used for authoring vector graphics, animation, games, and apps. Vector artwork can be exported at virtually any size without pixelation or loss of quality.

Taught by Justin Dike

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This tutorial is taught by Justin Dike, founder of CartoonSmart, iOS developer and long-time Flash advocate for animation, illustration, interactive apps, and games. Feel free to contact Justin through email or follow him through any of CartoonSmart’s social media outlets.

How to Draw Giant Robots using Adobe Flash

 

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials
How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

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How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 1: Polygon Shape Design

This first session is a soft-approach to getting started with Adobe Flash and vector illustration in general. If you’ve never used Flash before, be sure to watch the initial setup video. Otherwise, you can begin by creating simple polygon shapes, which we extrude to create more complex shapes. We’ll also talk about perspective and create a quick body pose to use in Session 2.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 2: Shading and Texturing Practice

This session teaches how to save a color palette in Flash, color a three-dimensional object, texture using masks and images, add rust and smoke fx, and more.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 3: Parts Library

In this session, we will build up a library of symbols which we can use throughout the rest of the course and in future projects. Keeping an archive of past “parts” will help you to speed through production on your next robot masterpiece.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 4: Silhouetting and Adding Primary Planes to the Final Piece

It’s time to begin your epic robot masterpiece. This session will teach you how to use parts from your library and build the silhouette of your robot-to-be. Then we’ll carefully begin adding one-dimensional polygon planes to the robot. Our aim is to simply get a solid foundation for the finished piece.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 5: Extruding Planes for the Exoskeleton

In this session we’ll begin extruding the primary planes we created last session and build the robot’s entire exoskeleton, or outer armor, with special attention to both design and functionality.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 6: Embellishing the Exoskeleton

This session we’ll add lights, vents, divides in the armor, chip away at the edges, insignia, bolts, piping and just about everything else we need before we send our robot off to the next session for final shading.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

Session 7: Adding Realism to the Final Piece

In this final session we will concentrate on giving our robot realistic shading and atmosphere. We’ll add a background layer, then shade each region of the body accordingly. We’ll add smoke effects, damage, debris and even some helicopter fire. Finally, we can export a high resolution image, open it in Photoshop and add watercolor effects to make the image have a painterly, movie poster feel.

How to Draw Giant Robots in Adobe Flash - Video tutorials

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