Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining shape tweens, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
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Shape Tweens do exactly what the name implies.…They allow you to tween from one shape into another.…Unlike Motion Tweens, which require that you use a symbol like a Movie Clip or a…Graphic symbol, Shape Tweens really stick to their name and that all you need is…a shape just a blob of color on the stage.…To practice with Shape Tweens, go ahead and start a blank FLA file in Flash.…The workflow for Shape Tweens is a little different than that for Motion Tweens.…For a Motion Tween, you first tell Flash where you want it to start, apply the…Motion Tween, and then tell it where you want it to end.…
For a Shape Tween, you first tell Flash where you want it to start with a…keyframe, then tell it where you want it to end, and then apply the Shape Tween last.…So let's practice.…Grab your Oval tool from the toolbar and set the Fill Color to be blue.…Set the Stroke to be No Stroke and be sure you're using Merge Drawing mode.…You can tell you're in Merge Drawing mode when this little icon here at the…bottom is the lighter gray color as opposed to the darker gray color.…
- 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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