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Applying both shape and motion tweens to an object

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I'm making a simple shape animation where a rectangle gradually changes color while slightly rotating along a path. The video I attached just shows a motion tween with the filled in rectangle rotated and in a different location at the end of the sequence. As you can see, all this did was contort the shape, not rotate it. You can't apply a shape tween to a symbol, but you need to convert your shape to a symbol to apply a motion tween. Anyone know a way around this? 

Hi mate,

 

Do not use Motion Tweens. Use Classic Tweens.

 

Here is a sample I made for you

shape_and_classic_tween.gif

And here is the link to the FLA so that you can see how it was done:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4ND9LBq-1dndaoxYvxGQKh12h_66mvB/view?usp=sharing

 

Good luck!

 

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Applying both shape and motion tweens to an object

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I'm making a simple shape animation where a rectangle gradually changes color while slightly rotating along a path. The video I attached just shows a motion tween with the filled in rectangle rotated and in a different location at the end of the sequence. As you can see, all this did was contort the shape, not rotate it. You can't apply a shape tween to a symbol, but you need to convert your shape to a symbol to apply a motion tween. Anyone know a way around this? 

Hi mate,

 

Do not use Motion Tweens. Use Classic Tweens.

 

Here is a sample I made for you

shape_and_classic_tween.gif

And here is the link to the FLA so that you can see how it was done:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4ND9LBq-1dndaoxYvxGQKh12h_66mvB/view?usp=sharing

 

Good luck!

 

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Do the animations for the color change inside the symbol for the rectangle, then animate the symbol.

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Do you mind giving me a step-by-step? I've asked this question on other forums, and everyone tells me the same thing, but for some reason I just can't seem to get it to work. I can tween the symbol just fine, but when I try to add a new frame to the animation to create a motion tween, this happens.animation.jpg  A frame-by-frame sequence automatically inserts itself, and when I try to remove the frames, I'm still left with one blank one next to the first keyframe.

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Hi mate,

 

Do not use Motion Tweens. Use Classic Tweens.

 

Here is a sample I made for you

shape_and_classic_tween.gif

And here is the link to the FLA so that you can see how it was done:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4ND9LBq-1dndaoxYvxGQKh12h_66mvB/view?usp=sharing

 

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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Thanks so much for the link. I've downloaded the link and I'm looking at it. Sorry, I'm relatively new to this, so I'm a little lost. I see the frame-by-frame animation, but I don't see any tweens.

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It's your view of the timeline that is confusing you, mate.

No frame by frame there. Just switch off those thumbnails for the frames.

 

See if you change the Timeline view settings from the hamburger menu things will look better:

Clipboard-2.png

Also in Edit > Preferences you can go for Expert Preferences and from the actual dialog Preferences > Edit Preferences... choose Compact for the UI.

 

The setup that you have is for kids and is meant to make things more clear, but in reality is confusing as you don't see the tweens.

 

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

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You are a lifesaver, thanks so much for your help! 🙂 I finally got it to work.

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Well done, mate!

 

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

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