Adding rotation to an animation


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Adding rotation to an animation

In this movie, we'll look at how to animate rotation using a motion tween. So on the Stage here, I have an animation of a girl riding up the hill on a bike. Now you'll notice that she doesn't rotate along with the path. She just moves straight up. So that creates a little bit of an awkward motion, and her bike wheels don't perfectly match up with the trail. So what we'll do is look at using rotation and fine-tuning motion tweens in order to make the animation look more realistic.

The first thing I want to do is to move the path to be aligned with the wheels of the bike. So to do that, I'm going to use the Free Transform tool. So I'll select the biker with the Free Transform tool and then click-and-drag to move the transformation point, again that's the circle in the center, down to the bottom. I want it to match the wheels on the bike. That way it's easier to align the motion path with the trail. If you want to have Flash automatically align the rotation...

Adding rotation to an animation
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Adding rotation to an animation provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Flash Professional
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