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Shape Hints

How to use shape hints, when a simple shape tween does not work. Merge and morph figures correctly.
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  • Submitted on: 2008-03-31 02:44:59

  • Submitted By: Devesh Khanna

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So, you've set up a shape tween. Say you have two images - a kangaroo and a rhino - and you want to make one 'morph' into the other. You put them on the same layer, and put a tween in between them. You press CTRL/Command-Enter, expecting to see your kangaroo growing horns. But no, this is what you get:
This problem arises because Flash doesn't know what to do - you've given it the starting frame, and the ending frame, and it's trying to fill in. Incorrectly it seems. However, you can solve this using Shape Hints. This work by place points on the first frame, and then where those points should be on the last.    More detail...

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