Using Shape Hints


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Using Shape Hints

Sometimes when you create a shape tween in Flash, Flash doesn't create it exactly how you want. I am going to zoom in on the girl's hair. So I have the ponyTail-bott layer and you can see it animates pretty well. But when I unlock the ponytail-top layer, the animation doesn't quite look right. So using shape hints you can actually fine- tune a shape tween to make it work how you want. Let's go to the first frame and add some shape hints. What you do with shape hints is you connect a point in the starting keyframe of a shape to a point in the ending keyframe of the shape.

For example, let's say we wanted to make the top left of the ponytail on this layer correspond to the top left of the ponytail in frame 6. So to do that, I am going to zoom in and then I am going to select the shape, and I am going to choose Modify > Shape > Add Shape Hint. So then you can see shape hint a. So lowercase a there. And if I click and drag it, it will snap on to the edge of the hair...

Using Shape Hints
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Using Shape Hints 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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