Replicate an Active Camouflage Effect with Flash

Active camouflage is a sci-fi concept, usually seen in the form of a suit that allows the wearer to become almost invisible. It can be seen in movies such as Predator and Die Another Day, and games like Halo and Crysis.

This tutorial shows you how to achieve such an effect in Flash by animating a displacement filter using a sequence of bitmaps. Not only is the effect cool, but this technique is rarely seen in online tutorials.

Final Result Preview

Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards:

Step 1: Displacement Mapping in Flash

Displacement mapping is a texture map

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