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Classic tweening will not occur on layers with ungrouped shapes, but I can't find offending objects

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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Hi Animate Community

 

Sorry for this probably very simple problem, but it's really got me stumped.

The tweens work perfectly in Animate but I can't export the files or test the files in a browser because of the warning sign says...

"Classic tweening will not occur on layer with ungrouped shapes or on layer with more than one group or symbol."

It's usually a simple fix, I just makesure there are not more than one object, object ungrouped or multiple symbols on the offending layer.

But I've locked all other layer and explored everywhere and can't find any multiple object, ungrouped object or symbols.

All I can think is maybe I have some hidden object locked away?

I'm sure it's something simple I just can't figure it out, I have made some video's but I'm not allowed to post them on here for some reason.

 

yours sincerely

Mike

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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You could try turning off the visibility of the other layers to seach that layer. It might also help to show that layer as outlines (click on the color rectangle to the right of the layer name) to help you see what's on it better.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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Have you made your objects into movie or graphic symbols? 

You shouldn't animate objects. 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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That's a very misleading error message. Classic Tweens can't be applied to shapes whether they are grouped or ungrouped. Classic tweens can ONLY be applied to a symbol instance, one per layer, between keyframes. Follow these steps:

1. Draw something
2. Select it and convert it to a Symbol
3. Insert a keyframe further down the timeline on the same layer
4. Transform the Symbol's position, scale, rotaion, and or color effect on one of the keyframes
5. Apply a Classic tween

Result: You'll see the interpolation between keyframes when you play the timeline.


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Community Beginner ,
Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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@Myra Ferguson @_keyframer @Nicktendo28 

I worked out what was the problem for this. 

There was a single keyframe at the end of a few of the layers that hand a tween applied to them.

I just had to remove these tweens and it exported perfectly without the error sign comming up.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 27, 2023 Mar 27, 2023

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Glad to hear you figured it out. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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Only took 3 years to let you all know, sorry for that. I must have got distracted.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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lol. 2+ years is quite a distraction.  hope it was good.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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Yeah, it's still proving to be fun. I went down the rabbit hole in Blender, After Effects and the endlessly evolving Ai kaleidoscope.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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oh, then you're learning stuff and that's always good.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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Thanks, yes. I'm loving all the things that are going on at the moment, it's really exciting 🙂

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