Last time, you learned the basics of animation by creating aframe-by-frame motion clip. This time, find out how Flash's powerfultweening tools can help you create good-looking animation clips withminimal time and effort. Also covered: shape hints and motion guides.
If you've been following along, you should now have some idea about how basic frame-by-frame animation works in Flash. But animating a sequence one frame after another is a tedious process - especially when the sequence is a complex one - and Flash comes with some powerful tools to assist in this process.
This week, I'm going to take a look at the alternative to frame-by-frame animation, a technique known as "tweening" in Flash lingo. I'll be showing you how Flash's powerful tweening tools can substantially cut down the time you spend on an animation clip, with some simple demonstrations of how they can be used effectively.
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