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Chapter 12. Animation > Graphic Symbols and Tweening Instances

Graphic Symbols and Tweening Instances

Tweening is a traditional animation term that refers to how the animation process works. In the traditional animation process, a lead animator draws the key, or main, frames and assistants or “in-betweeners” draw the frames in between.

To automate this process, Fireworks uses a technology called graphic symbols. Graphic symbols blend or tween two or more instances of the same symbol. Tweening creates additional instances of the first two symbols that can then be distributed to frames. Fireworks recognizes many attributes when tweening instances, including the location, transformation, opacity, and live effects. It allows some variation across a number of frames, although each of the frames is more closely related to each other and can be somewhat limited as compared to the flexibility found in frame-by-frame animation.


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