|TUTORIAL 8 - Shape Tweening|
this tutorial, you will use Macromedia Flash's Shape Tween feature to
make one shape morph into another.
6. Then select frame
24 and Insert>Blank Keyframe. Place a copy of the circle from frame
1 in frame 24. Layer one now displays a tween from a circle to a square
and back again.
I into T
8. Select frame 12 and Insert>Blank Keyframe. Use the text tool to make a capital letter "T" and Modify>Break Apart.
9. Select any of the first 11 frames and in the Properties panel, select Tweening>Shape. Flash applies a shape tween to morph the "I" into the "T".
10. To smooth out the transition, you must place shape hints around the perimeters of the two letters. To do this, select the first keyframe and press Command-H. You should need only 4 hints. With the first keyframe ("I") still selected, click and drag the hints a through d around the perimeter of the letter. Keep them in either clockwise or counter-clockwise order.
11. Select the keyframe in frame 12 ("T") and drag the four shape hints around the perimeter of the letter, keeping them in the same order as in the previous step. If done correctly, this should produce a smoother tween.
12. To morph the "T" back into the "I", simply follow the directions as above, creating a keyframe in frame 13 with a "T" in it, then a blank keyframe at 24 in which you place an "I". You must apply a new set of shape hints to the new tween.
S into Z
14. Save the file
as both an .fla and a .swf. to your disk.