Is there Opacity (Transparency) in Animate CC?

New Here ,
Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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If so are we able to do it in Layers so it looks like water. I want to try to make it look like water with the ship hull coming closer and closer becoming more and more clearer

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018
Absolutely. There are many ways to apply alpha transparency to your artwork.1. You can apply alpha to any layer and it will apply the transparency to all the contents of that layer.2. You can mix colors with alpha.3. You can convert artwork to symbols and then apply alpha to the instance of those symbols.

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Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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transparency is called the alpha property in animate (with an alpha = 0 being transparent and an alpha =1 being fully opaque).

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Feb 15, 2018 Feb 15, 2018

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Absolutely. There are many ways to apply alpha transparency to your artwork.

1. You can apply alpha to any layer and it will apply the transparency to all the contents of that layer.

2. You can mix colors with alpha.

3. You can convert artwork to symbols and then apply alpha to the instance of those symbols.


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Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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That´s a mediocre answer. The thing is to explain how.

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Jun 16, 2020 Jun 16, 2020

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explain what?

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Hello,

 

Hopefully tou have found the answer by now, but if not: right click on the layer you want to adjust the transparency on and click the "Properties" tab. There will be an option to adjust the transpaency under the "Visibility" tab. Hope that helps.

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Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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I stand corrected! Actually, highlight the object you want to adjust the transparency on. Under the Color Effects tab click the drop down tab and select lpha. A slider should appear in which you can edit the frames transparency.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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what about if you want a layer that has a glass cup and you want that to stay transparent the whole time

when i'm looking at the stage and timeline its transparent but if i click test movie it's opaque?

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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oh wait actually i answered my own question (after hours of why). make it a symbol. go to edit window enter edit symbols mode. select (same color) fills/or strokes, change opacity in properties window. exit edit mode. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Key issue that all the current answers are missing, which is what happened for me – if you are using a bitmap, you have to convert it to a symbol (graphic or movie clip) before the color effects with alpha option will even appear. There doesn't seem to be a way to directly add alpha to bitmap images without converting them to symbols.

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Well technically you can. Both layer opacity and frame color effects work without converting the bitmap into a symbol but you shouldn't do this if you're going to animate that layer.

Layer opacity is non-tweenable and non-exportable and Animate will prompt you to convert the bitmap to symbol first when trying to tween a frame with frame effects.

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