Using Motion Paths

A motion path is a drawing of the shape of the movement that you would like the symbol you are animating to take. You can draw these on guide layers in Flash. Guide layers can also be used to add lines and shapes that you are only using for layout and reference purposes. When you render your final movie, you won’t see anything that has been created on a guide layer:


Draw a shape that you would like to animate and turn it into a graphic symbol. Make sure that it is on it’s own layer. Create a second keyframe in frame 30 and create some motion tweening between these two frames. You need to do this so that you have more ...

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