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Mark Hoppus
Simple question Im sure about Motion Tweening
on Jan 5, 2010 at 8:12:33 pm

I have Flash CS3 Pro (Soon to upgrade to CS4) and what I want to do it add a circle make it roll to the end of the screen disappear and then do the same with a square then another square etc etc. However I make a new frame say to 20 and then add a key frame and move it to the end of the screen and motion tween it which is fine. The problem is when I try to get rid of the circle add a new frame and draw a square, the frames add on to the end of the key frame with a line like ------ and I cant get Flash to realise I want rid of the circle now and concentrate on the square can you help please?


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Marcus Geduld
Re: Simple question Im sure about Motion Tweening
on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:37:53 pm

I am a little confused by your post, but are you putting each shape on its own layer? That's the best way to do this.

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Mark Hoppus
Re: Simple question Im sure about Motion Tweening
on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:46:18 pm

I didnt orginally but I just tried it and still cant seem to make the circle go off the screen and then the square appear any chance you can advise how to do this?


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Marcus Geduld
Re: Simple question Im sure about Motion Tweening
on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:43:57 am

I am still not 100% what's going wrong for you, but maybe this file will help you figure it out: http://grumblebee.com/stuff/cow/sequence.fla

Here's are the steps I went through to make it:

1. On frame one of the default layer, I drew a circle and saved it to the Library as a MovieClip. I put the circle in its starting position to the left of the Stage.

2. I right clicked on frame 60 and chose Insert Keyframe (not Insert Blank Keyframe) from the context menu.

3. I moved the playhead to frame 60 and moved the circle to its ending position to the right of the Stage.

4. I right clicked on the layer, between the two keyframes, and chose Create Motion Tween from the context menu (in CS4, I would have chosen Create Classic Tween).

5. I added a new layer.

6. On the new layer, I right clicked frame 61 (one frame past the end of the circle animation, but on the new layer, not on the circle layer). I chose Insert Keyframe from the context menu.

7. I parked the playhead on frame 61, made sure the new layer was selected, drew a square and saved it to the Library as a MovieClip. I put the square in its starting position to the left of the Stage.

8. I right clicked frame 120 on the new layer and chose Insert Keyframe. I moved the playhead to frame 120 and moved the square to its ending position, to the right of the Stage.

9. I right clicked between the two keyframes on the new layer and chose Create Motion Tween from the context menu.

Author "After Effects Expressions"
Co-author "After Effects For Flash, Flash For After Effects"
Artistic Director, Folding Chair Classical Theatre, Inc
Senior Flash Developer, Zeitbyte.com


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Mark Hoppus
Re: Simple question Im sure about Motion Tweening
on Jan 9, 2010 at 3:56:01 pm

Hi many thanks for your help Ive done it now I think it was to do with how and where I was adding the new frames.


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