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Shape hints doesn't work

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Jul 22, 2019

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I'm using Adobe Animate CC 2019 on Windows10

I'm tried to use shape tween but it didn't work the way I want so i started using shape hints. shape hints on final frame turned green and I wanted to see how it turned out then i realized it deleted everything on in-between frames...I don't know if I'm using it wrong...my shape is a simple shape made with pen tool.

At these picture you can see my first frame and then my in-between frames and as you can see the shape is gone and that's the problem and finally my final frame.

so what should I do?

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Correct answer by mark@headTrix | Adobe Community Professional

Shape Hints only work with Shape Tweens, and shape tweens only work on UNGROUPED objects.

It looks like your image has a bounding box around it showing that it is grouped. Ungroup it or break it apart (Command B)

To get an idea how shape hints work, try something like a card opening using a rectangle so you get an idea how it works.

First get the shape tween to work, and then add ONE shape hint at a time. Keeping in mind that the placement of shape hint A will be placed on the first keyframe at the point where you want to aid the shapes movement, and then you will position that same A on keyframe two where you want that  point to tween to. And even with shape hints you don't always know what you will end up with.

It can definitely work smoother when you use shape hints on corner points.

Hope this helps.


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Mark

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Shape hints doesn't work

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Jul 22, 2019

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I'm using Adobe Animate CC 2019 on Windows10

I'm tried to use shape tween but it didn't work the way I want so i started using shape hints. shape hints on final frame turned green and I wanted to see how it turned out then i realized it deleted everything on in-between frames...I don't know if I'm using it wrong...my shape is a simple shape made with pen tool.

At these picture you can see my first frame and then my in-between frames and as you can see the shape is gone and that's the problem and finally my final frame.

so what should I do?

Screenshot (24).png Screenshot (25).pngScreenshot (26).png.

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Correct answer by mark@headTrix | Adobe Community Professional

Shape Hints only work with Shape Tweens, and shape tweens only work on UNGROUPED objects.

It looks like your image has a bounding box around it showing that it is grouped. Ungroup it or break it apart (Command B)

To get an idea how shape hints work, try something like a card opening using a rectangle so you get an idea how it works.

First get the shape tween to work, and then add ONE shape hint at a time. Keeping in mind that the placement of shape hint A will be placed on the first keyframe at the point where you want to aid the shapes movement, and then you will position that same A on keyframe two where you want that  point to tween to. And even with shape hints you don't always know what you will end up with.

It can definitely work smoother when you use shape hints on corner points.

Hope this helps.


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Mark

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Hi mate,

First of all, your hints are not in order.

Make sure you go counter-clock-wise and keep the hints in order A B C and so on as you describe the shape.

I can see on your screen A E B C G ...

Secondly, try using fewer than what you have. This kind of shape should be OK with just 2, 3 or 4 hints.

Last, break apart your Union.

Hope this helps!

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

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Shape Hints only work with Shape Tweens, and shape tweens only work on UNGROUPED objects.

It looks like your image has a bounding box around it showing that it is grouped. Ungroup it or break it apart (Command B)

To get an idea how shape hints work, try something like a card opening using a rectangle so you get an idea how it works.

First get the shape tween to work, and then add ONE shape hint at a time. Keeping in mind that the placement of shape hint A will be placed on the first keyframe at the point where you want to aid the shapes movement, and then you will position that same A on keyframe two where you want that  point to tween to. And even with shape hints you don't always know what you will end up with.

It can definitely work smoother when you use shape hints on corner points.

Hope this helps.


Cheers,
Mark

headTrix, Inc. | Adobe Certified Training & Consulting
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