Simple shape tween

    1. draw an interesting shape or figure on the stage
      (note: it should NOT be grouped for shape tween)
    2. right-click on a new frame on your timeline
      (remember: 12 frames usually equal 1 second)
      • choose add keyframe
      • change your drawing to what it will look like when it morphs
    3. go back to the beginning keyframe on the timeline and, in the Properties Inspector, set tween = shape
    4. move farther ahead in the timeline
    5. right-click on a new frame farther along on your timeline
      • choose add keyframe
      • change your shape again
      • go back to the beginning keyframe for this tween on the timeline and, in the Properties Inspector, set tween = shape
    6. press ENTER to see the movie
    7. add as many timesteps as you like

     

    Keyframe
     

    Combining shape and motion tweening

    1. To alternate between shape tweens and motion tweens:
    2. you must have the object grouped at both the beginning and ending keyframes for motion,
    3. and ungrouped at both the beginning and ending keyframes for shape
    4. so you must put keyframes right next to each other with the object grouped/ungrouped as needed.

    To move different objects different ways you must put them on separate layers. (see the next section)