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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 9. Using Shape Tweens to Morph

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How to make shape tweens

  • Available alternatives to shape tweening

  • How to apply shape hints for more control

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There are several ways to keep a Flash movie small and running swiftly. Recycling symbols from the Library and using motion tweening are two of the best ways. Unfortunately, the shape tween, as you’re about to learn, is one of the least efficient features in Flash because it causes file size to grow. However, shape tweening is pretty cool looking. There’s no other way to get the morph effect in Flash. So when appropriate, it’s perfectly acceptable to use shape tweens.

A morph is a kind of animation that naturally changes one shape to another. ...

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