a Simple Motion Tween
To complete the task of creating a Motion
tween effect you will need to follow the instructions listed
below. The tween, I am about to instruct you through is just
a simple tween, when you learn more, you can create more
Now, let's create our simple motion tween:
Create a new document in Flash MX
by going to File | New. A new, blank Flash MX movie will
Next, we will create a simple
shape, lets use a circle.
Highlight the shape, Right
click on the shape, and select 'Convert to symbol'.
When the new screen comes up, Select Movie Clip by
clicking on the radio button as shown in the picture
Movie Clip from the Convert to Symbol dialog box ]
Now click on ok.
Next, we will start the actual tweening. Double click
on the circle Movie clip. Right click on frame 20 and
select Insert Frame. Your timeline should look like the
[ how your
timeline should look ]
With your timeline still looking like the one provided
above, move your slider back to the first keyframe by
clicking on the first keyframe.
Right click on the frame, and click on Create Motion
Tween. This option will make the frame appear a light
shade of blue.
Right click on frame 10, and choose Insert Key Frame. We
will do this same step for frames 5, 15, and 20:
[ insert a
After you have inserted a keyframe in frames 5, 10, 15,
and 20, your timeline should look like the following
[ how your
timeline hopefully looks like ]
With 10 steps completed, we are almost finished:
- Now, click on frame #5, and this will
highlight the shape. Click and drag the shape to the right
of the MX document (stay inside document).
- Next, click on frame #10, click and drag the
shape into the center of the document.
- Next, click on frame 15, click and drag to
the left of the document (stay inside document).
- Next, click on frame 20, click and drag to
the center of the document.
You can customize the background color, the circle color,
Now we are finished with creating a simple
Motion tween effect! If you have any questions, consult with
the Open source .FLA, or post your flash related questions