Tweening- Shape Hinting
|Many times you won't be
happy with the way that Flash automatically morphs your shape tween.
You can add some control over this by adding Shape Hinting.
Under Modify >Shape >Add Shape
will now see a red circle with an a in it. Choose the Arrow tool
and move the Shape Hint (circle) to the upper left corner of the
2 - Move
the Playhead to the last frame of your movie. Click and drag the
Shape Hint to the upper left corner of the frog. Notice how the
circle changes color to green when you let go of your mouse? This
means that your Shape Hint has been accepted. If the Shape Hint
doesn't turn green that means that it was not placed in a similar
location as on the first frame.
Play your movie
to see the effect.
3 - Move
the Playhead to Frame 1 again and let's add another Shape Hint in
another location. Notice how this Shape Hint is numbered b?
Again, go to
your final frame and repeat the process you did in Step 2.
Step 4 - Continue
to add Shape Hints until you have added four.
Play your movie.
If you think
you've added too many Shape Hints you can remove them by Right Clicking
on the Shape Hint you wish to remove and selecting
Remove Hint from the pop up window.
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Shape Text | Shape
Hinting | Shape Multiples | Shape
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