3D Orbiting Ball

The example above is the Flash Orbiting ball. This tutorial will lead you through the process to create an object that flies around text, a logo or object, anything you choose.

  1. The ball
  2. The motion guide
  3. The name

What essentially is happening here is the ball is going around and around. The text is some times in front of the ball and some times in back of the ball, that's why we have a name layer on top and on bottom. The trick is to have the top name layer visable over the ball only when the ball is on the right side of the circle guide. So, the ball appears to be behind the name. Notice where the ball is in the position shown above, This is when we want the top layer called name to be visable so it will cover the ball.