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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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10. Animation with Shape Tweening

In This Chapter

Creating a Bouncing Ball with Shape Tweening

Morphing Simple Lines and Fills

Shape-Tweening Multiple Shapes

Transforming a Simple Shape into a Complex Shape

Creating Shapes That Move As They Change

Practice Session

Shape tweening in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 works much like classic tweening. You set up a keyframe span (the graphic content of the beginning and ending keyframes must be different in some way), then you define the keyframe span as a shape tween. Flash redraws the graphics for each in-between frame, making the incremental changes that transform the first shape into the final one. Shape tweens can animate changes to the path that defines the shape of a graphic element as well as ...

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