Making a Character Blink in Flash

Learn how to make a character blink in this Adobe Flash tutorial.

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132 Comments

  1. 626 Stitch says:

    How do you make him blink slowly and smoothly?

  2. Jade Javier says:

    Thank you! :)

  3. Michael Street says:

    thank you

  4. FeaturedHouses4sell says:

    how do i use this feature in videoscribe, how do i make cartoons blink in videoscribe? thanks

  5. Jeff the k says:

    how long it will take you to make a 5 mins video?

  6. rocky blaze says:

    Thanks….

  7. Siakoable says:

    Same question here. I tried creating two symbols; one for the head part (where I take the eyes nose etc.) and the body part (where I selected all the parts). Basically I have two symbols now but when I look at the timeline, I cant see the frames that I created. What should I do?

  8. kooliebakedfrog says:

    I had a question about creating symbols: Should we make every body part (i.e., eyes, hair, mouth, arms, legs, body, etc.) symbols? or select ALL body parts and create that into one symbol? That’s the only problem that I’m stuck with, and would really appreciate it if you can help me with this one.

  9. tajay authors says:

    you are the best at this

  10. MrDarksmiler says:

    epic chin

  11. Felician Galgau says:

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  12. shoocharu says:

    Alot easier way to do that:1 frame with character’s eyes open.a frame after that with character’s eyes closed.Repeat.

  13. BioChemzz says:

    Try Pirate bay

  14. Naryse Cox says:

    hi, did you buy flash or download and if you downloaded it wats the site

  15. punkrage says:

    Hi, thanks for these awesome tutorials!I had a question about creating symbols: Should we make every body part (i.e., eyes, hair, mouth, arms, legs, body, etc.) symbols? or select ALL body parts and create that into one symbol? That’s the only problem that I’m stuck with, and would really appreciate it if you can help me with this one. Thanks, again!

  16. HowardVII says:

    I have the exact same problem. So I go back to the original character and try to create a blink sequence from that but can’t do it because when I insert a keyframe at 40 as shown and then try to delete the portion after that, it’s not possible. I hit backspace or delete, either one, and nothing happens.

  17. paranoia526 says:

    “You don’t have to do the squish if you don’t want to”

  18. eat4peace says:

    Thanks, though I worked that out about a year ago hahahCheers anyway

  19. eat4peace says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks, though I worked that out about a year ago hahahCheers anyway

  20. meatyokralp says:

    mac feels much better to work with, it makes you want to work with it lol

  21. meatyokralp says:

    [..YouTube..] mac feels much better to work with, it makes you want to work with it lol

  22. meatyokralp says:

    he is using a mac

  23. meatyokralp says:

    [..YouTube..] he is using a mac

  24. BruceLeePs3 says:

    thanks man helped alot :)

  25. BruceLeePs3 says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks man helped alot :)

  26. RubberDucky963 says:

    My fucking frames are white not grey.

  27. [..YouTube..] My fucking frames are white not grey.

  28. SuperLegochannel says:

    is he having a boner?

  29. [..YouTube..] is he having a boner?

  30. S0L3RFORCE says:

    It’s 399.00

  31. S0L3RFORCE says:

    [..YouTube..] It’s 399.00

  32. willey603 says:

    Like THEGAMINGKIDS101 said, how much does Adobe Flash cost. I rea that it was a grand ($1000) or something like that.

  33. willey603 says:

    [..YouTube..] Like THEGAMINGKIDS101 said, how much does Adobe Flash cost. I rea that it was a grand ($1000) or something like that.

  34. THEGAMINGKIDS101 says:

    how much is it

  35. [..YouTube..] how much is it

  36. OrdanceMKD says:

    how to move ?

  37. OrdanceMKD says:

    [..YouTube..] how to move ?

  38. JCHONDA2NR says:

    Thank you so much!! you are very informal and very detailed about every aspect. Thanks

  39. JCHONDA2NR says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you so much!! you are very informal and very detailed about every aspect. Thanks

  40. theLETHALGUNNER says:

    planning on making my own cartoon, so this is a real help so thanks :)

  41. [..YouTube..] planning on making my own cartoon, so this is a real help so thanks :)

  42. UncivilGrandpa says:

    Hey, I just LOVE watching your vids man! They are so helpful and detailed. Hope you’ll make more :)

  43. [..YouTube..] Hey, I just LOVE watching your vids man! They are so helpful and detailed. Hope you’ll make more :)

  44. MushuMajster says:

    [..YouTube..] Adobe flash cs 5 shit , i have cs4 and i don’t understand you :)

  45. arthoscrisis says:

    what program do you use for the whole story and tell me if it is free and downloadable

  46. arthoscrisis says:

    [..YouTube..] what program do you use for the whole story and tell me if it is free and downloadable

  47. israel819 says:

    dude i would kiss you can you make more helpful videos like this

  48. israel819 says:

    [..YouTube..] dude i would kiss you can you make more helpful videos like this

  49. bkooch78 says:

    I have to say you are a teacher with out borders. pls, tell me how you use bone-tool and make, the leg and foot move together. thank youbkooch78@gmail.com

  50. bkooch78 says:

    [..YouTube..] I have to say you are a teacher with out borders. pls, tell me how you use bone-tool and make, the leg and foot move together. thank youbkooch78@gmail.com

  51. St1ckm3npwn says:

    It kind of looks okaytry tweens and easing it between key frames, it makes it look better :o

  52. St1ckm3npwn says:

    [..YouTube..] It kind of looks okaytry tweens and easing it between key frames, it makes it look better :o

  53. [..YouTube..] How did u put all the Symbols like the head, legs and stuff into another Symbol that contains all the Symbols?

  54. 64BitComms says:

    [..YouTube..] Your character seems to have tret syndrome

  55. mistervoice20 says:

    i watched your clip, very interesting… please more :-) ♫ ♬ ♪

  56. [..YouTube..] i watched your clip, very interesting… please more :-) ♫ ♬ ♪

  57. acquiesce67 says:

    Would this work differently with Macromedia Flash 2004?

  58. acquiesce67 says:

    [..YouTube..] Would this work differently with Macromedia Flash 2004?

  59. JoesPlayPen says:

    brilliant as always, this guy is a must add if your new to animation in flash

  60. JoesPlayPen says:

    [..YouTube..] brilliant as always, this guy is a must add if your new to animation in flash

  61. Ghostn0va says:

    awesome stuff man. I’m learning from scratch and you’re getting me where I wanna be. Thanks for being so detailed in everything you do.

  62. Ghostn0va says:

    [..YouTube..] awesome stuff man. I’m learning from scratch and you’re getting me where I wanna be. Thanks for being so detailed in everything you do.

  63. rata487 says:

    [..YouTube..] you know what i love on this video well i tell you nothing!!! boring!!!

  64. 9000SomeGuys says:

    pretty lazy animation

  65. 9000SomeGuys says:

    [..YouTube..] pretty lazy animation

  66. HarrisKids says:

    [..YouTube..] @MadDogMeh or pirate it like me :)

  67. Sander Bruggink says:

    Hey, Question.. i made a character who is waving, i choose insert-movieclip, made the character wave, using like 6 keyframes, got back to the scene and dragged the movieclip into the scene, now this character isn’t waving anymore, only if i choose test movie. Also..if i wanna export this into a png sequence the character is for instance moving from side to side, but isn’t waving. Do you have any idea how i can make this png sequence work?

  68. [..YouTube..] Hey, Question.. i made a character who is waving, i choose insert-movieclip, made the character wave, using like 6 keyframes, got back to the scene and dragged the movieclip into the scene, now this character isn’t waving anymore, only if i choose test movie. Also..if i wanna export this into a png sequence the character is for instance moving from side to side, but isn’t waving. Do you have any idea how i can make this png sequence work?

  69. Skrean says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey, Question.. i made a character who is waving, i choose insert-movieclip, made the character wave, using like 6 keyframes, got back to the scene and dragged the movieclip into the scene, now this character isn’t waving anymore, only if i choose test movie. Also..if i wanna export this into a png sequence the character is for instance moving from side to side, but isn’t waving. Do you have any idea how i can make this png sequence work?

  70. BlazingTuesday says:

    @CheezeyChannel I am using cs5, and so far the tutorials have worked quite well for me.

  71. [..YouTube..] I am using cs5, and so far the tutorials have worked quite well for me.

  72. [..YouTube..] @CheezeyChannel I am using cs5, and so far the tutorials have worked quite well for me.

  73. MadDogMeh says:

    @ztpunk123 $700.00

  74. MadDogMeh says:

    [..YouTube..] $700.00

  75. MadDogMeh says:

    [..YouTube..] @ztpunk123 $700.00

  76. Alexandre Valiquette says:

    hey I want to start doing animations, I was thinking to get adobe flash cs5, but I was wondering if the tutorial you did for cs4 were still good for cs5? thx a lot btw your tutorials are great!

  77. [..YouTube..] hey I want to start doing animations, I was thinking to get adobe flash cs5, but I was wondering if the tutorial you did for cs4 were still good for cs5? thx a lot btw your tutorials are great!

  78. ztpunk123 says:

    [..YouTube..] how much money is flash?

  79. foreveremo says:

    @shmaveyea double click on the object on the stage

  80. foreveremo says:

    [..YouTube..] double click on the object on the stage

  81. foreveremo says:

    [..YouTube..] @shmaveyea double click on the object on the stage

  82. AbsentWhite says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you ^^ But is there any smoother blinking o.O?

  83. shmaveyea says:

    How do I get the layers into the ‘head’ symbol?

  84. shmaveyea says:

    [..YouTube..] How do I get the layers into the ‘head’ symbol?

  85. renkata2000 says:

    [..YouTube..] When I go to you’re tutorial on making the character blink , I get stuck. I select all the parts of the head and create a symbol (graphic) but then flash won’t let me just copy the layers for the head so I can paste them within the new ‘head’ symbol I just created, it has to be all of them!! Anyway around this?

  86. Len Bullard says:

    Many thanks for these tutorials. So very helpful,

  87. clenbullard says:

    [..YouTube..] Many thanks for these tutorials. So very helpful,

  88. PGonfire says:

    [..YouTube..] UR simply FANTASTIC!:D

  89. iSpuddy says:

    [..YouTube..] @eat4peace GET A MAC. 1,000,000 LESS PROBLEMS FOR YOU.

  90. Mohammed Babur says:

    greatest tutorials ever

  91. mobabur94 says:

    [..YouTube..] greatest tutorials ever

  92. nisal544 says:

    [..YouTube..] @darkrille132 seriously, go fym

  93. zwebster97 says:

    I cannot express to you how much I enjoyed and learned from your teaching! Thank you for taking the time and effort to help educate others. Best wishes.

  94. zwebster97 says:

    [..YouTube..] I cannot express to you how much I enjoyed and learned from your teaching! Thank you for taking the time and effort to help educate others. Best wishes.

  95. c1y2r3i4l5 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks !! i love your tutorials !!

  96. krammer66 says:

    [..YouTube..] @darkrille132

  97. [..YouTube..] @banykox What is that supposed to mean?

  98. Peter Komjáti says:

    @EnemiesProductions tvoja cicna ale si zabil ritulka

  99. banykox says:

    [..YouTube..] @EnemiesProductions tvoja cicna ale si zabil ritulka

  100. stickmanmaddude says:

    @umbrellaeinheit Yes because that completely effects the outcome in the animation, pc fanboy

  101. [..YouTube..] @umbrellaeinheit Yes because that completely effects the outcome in the animation, pc fanboy

  102. eat4peace says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey, I’m a competent flash animator and currently have Adobe cs4. As you obviously know a lot about animation and such I was wondering whether you could help me. I currently have a bog standard Acer computer which struggles with all my animation. I would like to get a computer good enough for this amount of media, (Though I can’t afford anything to flashy.)What computer are you using in this video and currently? What computer would you recommend?

  103. darkrille132 says:

    [..YouTube..] @umbrellaeinheit Seriously, Mac is better for people who use Flash and work on their computer

  104. umbrellaeinheit says:

    Seriously, get windows.

  105. [..YouTube..] Seriously, get windows.

  106. revgen88 says:

    [..YouTube..] How do you extend layers through symbols? I cannot get my character work in the outermost layer because I do not know how to do this.

  107. SwordGames says:

    [..YouTube..] did you draw him?

  108. [..YouTube..] Well,That’s easyer then i thought.

  109. 8506410 says:

    [..YouTube..] help!!i downloaded an .fla from the net.i opened the library of that fla and saw many symbols… i noticed when i right-clicked symbol 1, i see a play button.then i clicked the play button when i right clicked..after i clicked the play button, the whole animation played..then i right clicked on 1 of the symbols then clicked edit.i changed the appearance of that symbol..then when i went back to symbol and right clicked symbol 1, i clicked play again.but it doesnt play the whole animation.thanks

  110. tenaya13able says:

    Thank you! You are so clear and helpful!

  111. tenaya13able says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you! You are so clear and helpful!

  112. EnemiesProductions says:

    It looks scary at 2:34

  113. [..YouTube..] It looks scary at 2:34

  114. Sayurika says:

    you’re tutorials are awsome. I learnd so much by looking at them in just two days. They are so easy to understand and really helpfull! Thank you sooooo much***

  115. podganaena says:

    [..YouTube..] you’re tutorials are awsome. I learnd so much by looking at them in just two days. They are so easy to understand and really helpfull! Thank you sooooo much***

  116. StackInWhite says:

    [..YouTube..] Oh i love your tutorials… LOVE, LOVE LOVE xD

  117. MrXlisam says:

    [..YouTube..] i sorry but, what is with the chin, really!

  118. MrChic02 says:

    [..YouTube..] At 1:34 how did you extend the timeline? I can only do 100 on my Adobe Flash. Please help me I am trying to make something :D

  119. eat4peace says:

    [..YouTube..] the character looks like he ha an erection lol kinda distracted me

  120. [..YouTube..] when i first saw this title for the video, i thought “geez, that’s pretty simplistic and I won’t learn anything.” boy, was I wrong. I learned a bunch, as always. thanks, yet again, for sharing your gifts and inspiring me.

  121. [..YouTube..] I love you so much so in love with you

  122. xazeev says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks again

  123. prizna123 says:

    [..YouTube..] Great Tutorial, Could you possibly make a tutorial on how to bring a character (that has already been made and had armatures asigned to arms and legs) into a new flash file, whenever I try it the arms and legs are either on the wrong layers or the armatures are missing some of their poses.

  124. nuggetdeboner says:

    Will u ever make a tutorial on how to combine the walking blinking talking and moving?

  125. [..YouTube..] Will u ever make a tutorial on how to combine the walking blinking talking and moving?

  126. [..YouTube..] Will u ever make a tutorial on how to combine the walkingBlinking talking andMoving?

  127. xSnakeGladex says:

    epic

  128. xSnakeGladex says:

    [..YouTube..] epic

  129. aazv14 says:

    your tutorials are amazing

  130. aazv14 says:

    [..YouTube..] your tutorials are amazing

  131. whatdiditube says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks, you are lyk, officislly amazing! :D

  132. Faruece says:

    [..YouTube..] first

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