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Hello everyone, rectangular prism girl again,

I can't figure out the shape tween, so I figured I would just use the 3D rotate tool to give a similar effect.  But, as luck would have it, It doesn't work for me like it does for those people in the tutorials. I converted the shape (on its own layer) to a symbol, put a movie clip symbol in another graphic symbol, but I have yet to see that 3D rotate symbol NOT grayed out. I even tried the shift+w command, to no avail. Here is a screenshot for reference. Thanks!!

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I can't figure out the shape tween, so I figured I would just use the 3D rotate tool to give a similar effect.

This is somewhat like saying, "I couldn't figure out the can opener, so I figured I'd just use the CNC machine."

Shape tweens are simple, and a fundamental part of Animate. 3D rotation is complicated and rarely-used (and as you've discovered, not supported in canvas documents).

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3D Rotate tool grayed out

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Hello everyone, rectangular prism girl again,

I can't figure out the shape tween, so I figured I would just use the 3D rotate tool to give a similar effect.  But, as luck would have it, It doesn't work for me like it does for those people in the tutorials. I converted the shape (on its own layer) to a symbol, put a movie clip symbol in another graphic symbol, but I have yet to see that 3D rotate symbol NOT grayed out. I even tried the shift+w command, to no avail. Here is a screenshot for reference. Thanks!!

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daniellec11772128  wrote

I can't figure out the shape tween, so I figured I would just use the 3D rotate tool to give a similar effect.

This is somewhat like saying, "I couldn't figure out the can opener, so I figured I'd just use the CNC machine."

Shape tweens are simple, and a fundamental part of Animate. 3D rotation is complicated and rarely-used (and as you've discovered, not supported in canvas documents).

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Hi mate,

I can see your file is Canvas. Convert it to AS3 file and all greyed out options should activate.

Use Canvas only if you know why you are using it. It has lots of limitations.

Good luck!

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thank you!

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daniellec11772128  wrote

I can't figure out the shape tween, so I figured I would just use the 3D rotate tool to give a similar effect.

This is somewhat like saying, "I couldn't figure out the can opener, so I figured I'd just use the CNC machine."

Shape tweens are simple, and a fundamental part of Animate. 3D rotation is complicated and rarely-used (and as you've discovered, not supported in canvas documents).

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