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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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The New Motion Tween

ANYONE WHO HAS EVER used Flash for animation is familiar with tweens. Tweening has always been a very straightforward and simple process. The tween essentially interpolates animation between two keyframes. This interpolation is based on changes to the object’s properties (position, scale, color effect, etc). Until CS4, Flash has always offered one kind of tween, appropriately called the “motion” tween. Now we have two tweens: “motion” and “classic”. So what has changed? Well, the new “motion” tween is nothing like the old tween. To avoid confusion, the old way of tweening is now called “classic” in Flash CS4. Take all of what you know about the “classic” tween and put it up on a shelf for a moment.

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