Tween in Flash
Flash can create two types of tweened animation using timeline:
Motion Tween &
Creation of Motion/Shape tween using timeline is the basics of
Motion tween is nothing but tweening a Symbol's movement from one
position to another.
To implement Motion Tween all that you have to do is, provide Flash
with Symbol's initial position and the end position. Rest is taken
care by Flash. Isn't it really simple.
For example in the above demonstration, I have converted the pencil
object to a Symbol. Provided Flash with its initial and the end
position, intermediate tweening is done by Flash. Motion Tween animation
is as simple as that :)
Okay, you ready to learn how to create motion tween. All you have
to do is just follow this tutorial step by step.
1. You need to have Flash
Player 7.0 installed to view the Flash animation.
2. Flash MX 2004 must be installed in your system to download the
Steps to follow:
- Open a new flash file (Ctrl+N).
New Document window will appear
Select General panel and choose
Type: Flash Document . Press
- If your timeline window is not open, press (Ctrl+Alt+T).
- Now you can see a single Layer called "Layer1"
in your timeline Window.
- Select the first frame. Import your image onto
stage, upon which you would want to implement motion tween.
File>Import>Import to Stage, or just press (Ctrl+R).
Or you can even draw your own object, you can either choose Rectangular
tool or Oval tool from the tool box and draw your desired shape.
- Now select your object on the stage and press
F8 to convert this image to a Symbol. Convert
to Symbol window will pop-up.
Name your Symbol what ever you like.
Select Graphic behavior and press
Note: You can create motion tween only on symbols. So any
object upon which you would want to implement motion tween, First
convert the object to a Symbol.
- Right now your Symbol is in frame1 of Layer1.
Select frame 20 and press F6 to insert a new keyframe.
- Still keeping playhead on frame 20, move your
Symbol to any other position other than the present one.
- Select any frame between, 2 to 19 and select
Motion from the tween pop-up menu in the Property inspector. Now
your Layer will look something like the one shown below.
- Now press (Ctrl+Enter)
to view your motion tween.
To read about Shape Tween, Click
If you have already finished shape tween, to see the combined effect
of motion and shape tween Click here.
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