Tweening- Shape and Motion
Tweening is short for 'In-betweening'.
Tradtional cel animation is very time and labor intensive, so the
practice developed where the lead animator would draw the 'key frames'
(the frames where the action starts and ends) and an 'in-betweener'
would draw the actions between the key frames (in-betweening).
Flash does away
with the job of the in-betweener. In these series of tutorials you
will experiment with both shape tweening (having an object change
from one shape to another) and motion tweening (having an object
move from one place to another).
Let's do a simple
1 - Using
the Oval Tool place an oval on the Stage - notice how you now have
2 - Insert
a Keyframe on the Timeline - and place a rectangle over your oval
on that Keyframe.
3 - Click
on a frame inbetween your two keyframes. And in Properties select
Tween - Shape
Play your movie.
See how the
oval changes shape to a rectangle?
do a shape tween with some text.
1 - On
the Stage write the words: frog movie.
You can use any font. I used Comic Sans
Insert a Keyframe
and another Keyframe about 35 frames in.
Add a new layer
and add the words My on
the second layer
2 - Flash
will not let you shape tween text unless you break it apart.
With the Arrow
tool select the word My and under
Modify > Break Apart break
apart the text. It now becomes a shape and can be shape tweened.
3 - Still
on Layer two add a second Keyframe in the same frame as the second
Keyframe on Layer one. On the Stage place a Frog
over the word My. If
you have grouped your frog you will have to break it apart before
you can shape tween it.
on a frame between your two Keyframes and add a shape tween.
|If you see a
broken line appear in your Timeline instead of a solid line this means
your tween isn't working properly for some reason.
Interface | Flash Tools |
Animation | Tweening | Symbols/Instances
Shape Text | Shape
Hinting | Shape Multiples | Shape
Gradients | Motion Basic | Motion
Effects | Motion Multiples | Motion
Guide | Motion Text
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