Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Tweening a circle to a square, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
One of my favorite techniques in Flash is shape tweening, and I think a lot of…people don't use it enough, because it has a little bit of a bad reputation; it…can be a little bit of flaky sometimes.…So let me show you a simple animation that I have created of the sphere…changing into the square. And I will show you how I did it, and how I worked…around some of the problems.…So the trick with really coaxing Flash to be stable in shape tweening is to use…shape hints. And in this case if I hit Modify>Shape>Add Shape Hint, or…Control+Shift+H, you will see my existing hints.…
It's added new one by doing that, which I didn't need, so I right-click on…this C, and go Remove Hint.…They're labeled A through Z, and you can apply them to a given point. And I've…put the A's kind of at the top of the sphere, and at the two corners of the square,…and that encourages the correct tweening.…Now, if I remove them, you will see why I applied them. Right-click, Remove All…Hints, and it's spinning. This point here, instead of tweening to this corner, is…
AuthorDermot O' Connor
- Overlapping and animating colors
- Creating lens flares
- Animating hair with shape tweens
- Animating an explosion
- Animating smoke with particles
- Animating a scream
- Using Virtual Cam
- Lighting a 3D shot
- Animating cross dissolves
Skill Level Intermediate
Flash Professional CS5: Character Animationwith Dermot O' Connor9h 19m Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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