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Tweening effects


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Flash Professional 8 Essential Training

with Shane Rebenschied

Video: Tweening effects

[Male Voice:] In the previous exercise, you learned how to create a basic Motion Tween and at the end of that exercise you learned a little bit about how to integrate into that Motion Tween a few special effects like integrating an alpha change, as well as, the size change easily into the animation. In this exercise, you're going to explore that a little bit further. First, go ahead and select a shape to create in the Stage. In this case, I'm just going to create a square and then I'm going to select that square and convert that into a symbol by pressing F8.
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  1. 31s
    1. Welcome
      31s
  2. 17m 42s
    1. File types
      3m 12s
    2. Bitmaps vs. vectors
      4m 33s
    3. Flash 8 vs. Flash Professional 8
      5m 36s
    4. What's new in Flash Professional 8
      4m 21s
  3. 24m 35s
    1. The Start page
      1m 36s
    2. The default workspace
      6m 48s
    3. Interface management
      4m 14s
    4. Essential preferences
      7m 7s
    5. Finding help
      4m 50s
  4. 1h 2m
    1. Drawing with the Pencil tool
      9m 57s
    2. Modifying lines
      2m 53s
    3. Drawing with the Pen tool
      3m 19s
    4. The Oval and Rectangle tools
      7m 58s
    5. The Free Transform tool
      2m 45s
    6. Modifying and optimizing shapes
      4m 25s
    7. The Brush tool
      2m 2s
    8. The Lasso tool
      1m 28s
    9. The Eyedropper tool
      2m 52s
    10. Using the Color Mixer and creating gradients
      12m 26s
    11. Adding and importing colors to the Color Swatches panel
      3m 44s
    12. Grouping and ungrouping objects
      4m 14s
    13. Object-based undo
      4m 17s
  5. 27m 32s
    1. Movie properties and frame rate
      7m 51s
    2. Timeline, frames, and keyframes
      5m 3s
    3. Deleting, copying, and reversing frames
      3m 17s
    4. Testing movies
      4m 4s
    5. Frame by frame animation
      7m 17s
  6. 28m 36s
    1. Shape tweening
      9m 36s
    2. Shape hinting
      5m 50s
    3. Shape tweening text
      6m 4s
    4. Editing multiple frames
      3m 48s
    5. Animating gradients
      3m 18s
  7. 23m 35s
    1. Creating Symbols
      10m 2s
    2. Alternate methods for creating and editing Symbols
      5m 31s
    3. Working with the Library
      8m 2s
  8. 45m 48s
    1. Basic motion tweens
      5m 57s
    2. Tweening effects
      3m 50s
    3. Editing multiple frames
      2m 47s
    4. Motion Guides
      15m 7s
    5. Motion tweening text
      9m 32s
    6. Easing
      3m 10s
    7. Custom easing controls (Pro only)
      5m 25s
  9. 5m 9s
    1. Adding, editing, and removing Timeline Effects
      5m 9s
  10. 14m 49s
    1. Masking
      7m 5s
    2. Animated masks
      7m 44s
  11. 27m 43s
    1. Text overview
      12m 37s
    2. Text options
      6m 22s
    3. Aliasing options
      5m 53s
    4. Spell checking, and Find and Replace
      2m 51s
  12. 29m 44s
    1. Importing and compressing
      9m 58s
    2. Bitmap sequence
      3m 45s
    3. Bitmap fills
      3m 28s
    4. Tracing bitmaps
      10m 17s
    5. Changing opacity of bitmaps
      2m 16s
  13. 11m 36s
    1. Working with Filters
      5m 58s
    2. Working with Blend Modes
      5m 38s
  14. 25m 47s
    1. Button types
      4m 47s
    2. Basic buttons
      10m 52s
    3. Rollover button
      2m 15s
    4. Rollover button with down state
      2m 50s
    5. Invisible button
      5m 3s
  15. 32m 39s
    1. What are Movie Clips?
      12m 21s
    2. Modifying Movie Clip instances
      8m 32s
    3. Animated rollover buttons
      11m 46s
  16. 3h 16m
    1. Time-based vs. user-based actions
      1m 52s
    2. Actions panel
      3m 6s
    3. Script Assist
      3m 24s
    4. Stop on frame
      6m 54s
    5. GetURL
      13m 16s
    6. Slide show
      26m 19s
    7. Creating a pop-up menu pt. 1
      6m 31s
    8. Creating a pop-up menu pt. 2
      16m 59s
    9. Creating a pop-up menu pt. 3
      17m 31s
    10. Scrolling text
      13m 23s
    11. Controlling Movie Clips
      9m 40s
    12. What are Scenes?
      3m 12s
    13. Loading SWFs
      20m 2s
    14. Loading JPEGs, GIFs, and PNGs
      8m 12s
    15. What is a preloader?
      1m 20s
    16. Building a simple preloader pt. 1
      9m 17s
    17. Building a simple preloader pt. 2
      18m 30s
    18. Building a simple preloader pt. 3
      14m 14s
    19. Behaviors
      2m 59s
  17. 6m 39s
    1. What are Components?
      2m 5s
    2. The UI Scrollbar Component
      4m 34s
  18. 36m 11s
    1. Importing sounds
      6m 7s
    2. Supported formats
      1m 28s
    3. Sound on buttons
      8m 45s
    4. Music on/off button
      19m 51s
  19. 16m 54s
    1. Importing and compressing video
      14m 44s
    2. Using the Flash 8 Video Encoder to compress video (Pro only)
      2m 10s
  20. 47m 33s
    1. Publishing content
      17m 7s
    2. Creating a projector
      3m 17s
    3. FS commands
      12m 35s
    4. The Bandwidth Profiler and simulating a download
      5m 50s
    5. Generating a size report
      2m 54s
    6. The Flash Player Detection Kit
      5m 50s
  21. 5m 32s
    1. Making Flash content accessible
      5m 32s
  22. 3m 45s
    1. Using the built-in templates
      3m 45s
  23. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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Flash Professional 8 Essential Training with Shane Rebenschied teaches new users how to use the drawing tools, swatches, and color panels in Flash 8. The course walks learners through animation processes, and how to integrate type, graphics, audio, and video. Shane teaches you how to use ActionScript for common projects such as creating slide shows, pop-up menus, and scrolling text. The training ends with instruction on how to publish to the Web or CD-ROM.

Subject:
Web
Software:
Flash Professional
Author:
Shane Rebenschied

Tweening effects

[Male Voice:] In the previous exercise, you learned how to create a basic Motion Tween and at the end of that exercise you learned a little bit about how to integrate into that Motion Tween a few special effects like integrating an alpha change, as well as, the size change easily into the animation. In this exercise, you're going to explore that a little bit further. First, go ahead and select a shape to create in the Stage. In this case, I'm just going to create a square and then I'm going to select that square and convert that into a symbol by pressing F8.

I'm going to create a graphic symbol and I'm just going to call this "square" then I'll go ahead and click OK. Now, I need to position where I want that square to start when it begins its animation. I'm just going to have my animation move from left to right across my Stage, initially. So I'm just going to take that square and drag it over here to the left hand side of the Stage. Now, I need to specify how long my animation is going to be because that's going to define where the last key frame in my animation is going to reside.

I want this animation, again, just to take one second. So, I'm going to select Frame 20 and I'm going to insert a key frame there by pressing F6 on my keyboard. Now, that my Playhead is at frame 20( which is one second in time), I want to position my square where I want it to be at that point in time on the Stage. At that point in time, I want it to be on the right hand side, so, I'm just going to drag it right over there. Then, I'm going to go back select Key frame one in the Timeline and in the Properties Inspector, from the Tween Pull Down menu, I'm going to choose Motion.

So, I've just essentially created a really basic Motion Tween, a square moving from the left hand side of the Stage to the right hand side. Obviously, however, that animation is lacking interest. It's not very exciting. It just moves from one side of the Stage to the other. So, let's look at making it a little bit visually interesting. Making sure the Playhead is over the first key frame, select the square symbol on the Stage and let's make a few changes to it. First, go ahead and select your Free Transforming tool.

Drag on one of the corner handles to increase the size of that square. Then if you position your cursor to the outside on one of those corner handles, you can see that the icon changes to a Rotate icon. Once you get that icon, drag around to change the rotation of that square. Then, I'm going to go back and select my Selection Tool again and in my Property Inspector, I'm going to change the color from none to alpha. This time, I'm going to set the alpha up to maybe about twenty percent so that it starts partially visible.

Now, if I take my Playhead and scrub through the animation, I can see that that rotation as well as the alpha change has been integrated for me automatically, seamlessly into the animation itself. Moving my Playhead back to Key frame one I'm going to select that symbol again on the Stage and I'm going to make one more small change to it. I'm going to select my Free Transform Tool and I'm going to move my mouse cursor down to one of the side handles on this box and I'm going to squish it. Just to give it a little bit of a visual effect that it is actually rotating horizontally through space as it moves through the animation as well.

So again, if I take my Playhead and scrub through the animation I can see that it has already integrated that change into the animation as well. So working with Tweens is really easy to do inside Flash because, in your change you make to your symbol at the beginning key frame or the last key frame in your animation, Flash will automatically integrate for you into the entirety of the animation.

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