HomeFlash Page 5 - Flash 101 (part 3): Bouncing Around
Taking The Scenic Route - Flash
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.
By default, Flash chooses the shortest distance between the starting and ending positions of the object as the motion path. If this is not to your requirements, you also have the option of tweening motion along a path that you define.
Let's consider a new example to illustrate this better. Open up a new Flash movie, and at frame #1, create a small dot with the Brush tool. Convert it to a graphic symbol.
Next, move to frame #25, insert a new keyframe and move the dot to the other end of the stage.
Create a motion tween and play the clip - your dot will travel horizontally across the Stage, since that's the shortest distance between the two positions.