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hallo, , is there anyone who has trouble with SHAPE HINT? I have been trying for two days but it doesn't work, I followed tutorials and even your suggestions, but nothing ... the suggestions in the second frame remain red and don't work. I followed all the suggestions, I work only with shape tweens, with ungrouped shapes, everything that is said in the guide and in the community, is there any bug in the updated version 2 days ago? thanks
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I have noticed many issues regarding shape tweens even with the added benefit of using shape hints. It's a voodoo science for sure and even with the simplest of shapes, shape tweening with using hints most often fails for me. It's never been 100% reliable and with the latest release I do think it might even be worse. I just tried to shape tween a square between 2 keyframes using shape hints on all 4 corners and it produced an animation that was very unexpected. 
I'm also trying to animate a character that uses Layer Parenting and strokes. One stroke per layer (2 vector points) and often the stroke flips upside down even when only shape tweening one point across 2 keyframes and when I try to apply shape hints to the stroke, it never snaps no matter what. 
If you can provide a screenshot maybe we can suggest a specific work-around based on what you are trying to do?

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hallo, , is there anyone who has trouble with SHAPE HINT? I have been trying for two days but it doesn't work, I followed tutorials and even your suggestions, but nothing ... the suggestions in the second frame remain red and don't work. I followed all the suggestions, I work only with shape tweens, with ungrouped shapes, everything that is said in the guide and in the community, is there any bug in the updated version 2 days ago? thanks
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I have noticed many issues regarding shape tweens even with the added benefit of using shape hints. It's a voodoo science for sure and even with the simplest of shapes, shape tweening with using hints most often fails for me. It's never been 100% reliable and with the latest release I do think it might even be worse. I just tried to shape tween a square between 2 keyframes using shape hints on all 4 corners and it produced an animation that was very unexpected. 
I'm also trying to animate a character that uses Layer Parenting and strokes. One stroke per layer (2 vector points) and often the stroke flips upside down even when only shape tweening one point across 2 keyframes and when I try to apply shape hints to the stroke, it never snaps no matter what. 
If you can provide a screenshot maybe we can suggest a specific work-around based on what you are trying to do?

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Hi mate,

 

Just tried them here on An 20.0.1 and see no obvious problem. Hints work as expected.

Make sure you have 'snap to objects' ON when you try to attach a Shape Hint.

 

If they still refuse to work, try a different file, different version of Animate and so on until you isolate the cause.

 

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

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ok thanks

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I have noticed many issues regarding shape tweens even with the added benefit of using shape hints. It's a voodoo science for sure and even with the simplest of shapes, shape tweening with using hints most often fails for me. It's never been 100% reliable and with the latest release I do think it might even be worse. I just tried to shape tween a square between 2 keyframes using shape hints on all 4 corners and it produced an animation that was very unexpected. 
I'm also trying to animate a character that uses Layer Parenting and strokes. One stroke per layer (2 vector points) and often the stroke flips upside down even when only shape tweening one point across 2 keyframes and when I try to apply shape hints to the stroke, it never snaps no matter what. 
If you can provide a screenshot maybe we can suggest a specific work-around based on what you are trying to do?

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thanks, maybe it's only a "snapping" problem

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