What You'll Learn in This Hour:
How to make shape tweens
What alternatives to shape tweening are available
How to apply shape hints for more control
There are several ways to keep a Flash movie small and running swiftly. Recycling symbols from the Library and using motion tweening 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 because it causes file size will grow. However, shape tweening is pretty cool looking! There's no other way to get the “morph” effect in Flash. So when appropriate, it's perfectly acceptable to use shape tweens.