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Chapter 1. Building Complexity > Motion Tweening Strategies

Motion Tweening Strategies

Motion tweening lets you interpolate any of the instance properties of a symbol, such as its location, size, rotation, color, or transparency. Because of its versatility, motion tweening can be applied to a variety of animation problems, making it the foundation of most Flash projects. Since motion tweening deals with instance properties, it's a good idea to think of the technique in terms of instance tweening. Whether or not actual motion across the Stage is involved, changing instances between keyframes requires motion tweening. Thinking of it as instance tweening will help you distinguish when and where to use motion tweening as opposed to shape tweening or frame-by-frame animation.

Creating Seamless Animated Loops

Animated loops are important because they provide a way to continue motion by defining only a few keyframes. You see animated loops in interface elements such as rotating buttons and scrolling menus as well as cyclical motions like a person walking, a butterfly's wings flapping, or a planet revolving. The important point in making seamless loops is to make sure the last and first keyframes are identical or nearly identical so that the motion is continuous.


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