Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Motion Tweening

Motion tweens can be very helpful. Instead of moving your object from one place to another while you spam frames, you can use motion tweens.

First select the object you want to use the motion tween on. Then convert it to a symbol.

Now click on the amount of frames you want the motion tween to go on for. For example; I chose 60 frames, which will make the tween go on for roughly 3 seconds before stopping.

Now your frames should have turned blue. Every frame is a position that your object will move to. So say I wanted to make my object go straight and then up. I would make the first frame be the starting point, the frame in the middle be the point where it stops to go up, and the last frame at the top of the page.

Now your object should have a green line coming out of it. Those are the position your object will move to and from. Hope this helps!

39 comments:

  1. saves a ton of extra work, very nice tool )

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  2. informative, i hope to see more cheese.

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  3. Haha. Thats awesome, thank you.

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  4. Very handy! thanks alot man! :D

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  5. Neat! I'll follow you so I can keep up with all of your postings. :D

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  6. I've just started learning flash, thanks for this.

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  7. Oh man total nostalgia, i used to know how to do this.

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  8. sweet man sounds like a big time saver

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  9. followed really helpful thanks man haha

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  10. Similar concept to the work I do in after effects. Animation concepts are all good.

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  11. Haha I used to try and make animations in flash when I was younger. Wish I had known this cause mine were retarded.

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  12. Helped a lot ! Thanks. Also, followed.

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  13. Hey this is a great tool actually it saves a lot of time, thanks for the info!

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  14. yeah after effects is better for this. good post though.

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  15. Been a while since Ive animated, it's good to stay on top of techniques

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  16. flash is real fun to do. It's really amazing what it can do for sites

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  17. I love working with Flash. Keep it up!

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  18. oh hell yeah! this helps my game development you dont even know lol

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  19. I used to do animations in PS frame by frame took me hours

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  20. Very interesting stuff man. would u be interested in writing at all a couple short tutorials for the wifihighfive?

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  21. Good job, very informative. Followed!

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  22. you should include a video of how it should look after, it would be helpful
    followoing

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  23. This is really awesome, didn't really think you could do this in flash, since it's kinda like cheating.

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  24. Long time ago i did that, think i have to retry again

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