Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining motion tweens, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
Much animation in Flash is built with what's called the Motion Tween.…The term tween comes from the first days of animated cartoons.…Imagine your favorite cartoon character in one pose with their arms up, then…imagine the character in another pose with their arms down.…The senior animators would draw those main frames, which you can think of like…keyframes and then the junior animators would then draw in all the in between…frames, so that when all the frames were played in quick succession, it looks…like the character was moving.…In Flash what you as the developer do is define the keyframes.…
Flash takes care of the inbetweening for you.…To practice with motion tweening, open up a new blank FLA document.…Select your Oval tool and set the fill to be the gradient red with no stroke.…Draw a circle on the stage.…It doesn't really matter if you're using Merge or Object Drawing mode because…we're going to make this a symbol.…To motion tween something on the stage, it has to be either a movie clip or a…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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