Is it possible to shape tween a logo?

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Hello - I am totally new to animate and wondering if it is possible to shape tween a vector drawing so that it curls up? Including an image here for reference. I am trying to make the alligator curl up into a ball and was curious if there might be an easy way to do this? Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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bottomline: that would be easier to do frame-by-frame.

 

longer story: you can use shape tweens with shape hints to control how a shape tweens but you'll need to use several shape tweens to get that and it's unlikely to do exactly what you want.

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Thank you so much for the advice! It is very much appreciated!

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Mentor ,
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It may be worth trying to make the alligator into a custom brush and shape tween the stroke.

It will only take a few clicks to try.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thanks so much! I never even thought of trying it that way. I appreciate the feedback and will give it a shot!

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Hi again,

 

I was curious myself so I did a quick 5-min test.

It seems that with some precision, tweaking and care (which are absent in my test) it may be possible to achieve the desired result using a custom brush and a shape tween of the stroke.

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I'd probably separate the legs and keep them each on its own layer as graphic symbols, to animate with classic tweens.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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