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Part: II Animating in Flash > Using Shape Tween to Morph

Hour 9. Using Shape Tween to Morph

There are several ways to keep your Flash movie small and running swiftly. Recycling symbols from the library and using Motion Tween 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—your file size will grow. However, Shape Tween is pretty cool looking! There's no other way to get the “morph” effect in Flash.

In this hour you will

  • Make Shape Tweens

  • See alternatives to Shape Tween

  • Apply Shape Hints for more control

A morph is a kind of animation that naturally changes one shape to another. It's a general term, but it's the closest common term to how Flash's Shape Tween works.



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