Out of all the many animations I have, I've recently discovered dozens of tween instances in my library
bits and pieces of animations and snippets of tweens randomly from my animations.
why is this happening, how can I stop it and most importantly how can I prevent this from ever happening?
This is extreamly annoying as there is not direct sign or alert telling me that i have created them and they show up in the middle of my animations not the entire thing which confuses me even more..will i have to redo all the hundreds of animations I've have already done now that I've discovered this issue?
I think it may stem from converting my vectors images to bitmaps but i am not sure.
They are usually a result of incorrectly created timeline tweens, where Flash fills in what it can to complete the tween by creating symbols. When you create a timeline motion tween, you need to be sure that the same symbol/object that started the tween is at the end of the tween - easiest done by copying one frame to the other (or by selecting a frame down the timeline and selecting insert keyframe such that the starting frame is duplicated)
i still don't know what I'm doing wrong....
my methodology is
step1) grab bitmap from library and place on stage.
step2) create keyframe at frame 260
step3) shift click and move horizontaly
step4) right click on timeline and create classic motion tween
- (two new tweens are created in the library)
-(delete one and the starting keyframe disapears, delete the other and the ending keyframe disapears)
You need to place the bitmap inside a symbol before you try to use it in a timeline tween. A graphic symbol will suffice, but you cannot tween an image directly... using classic Tweens, Flash is forgiving and creates the symbols for you.
So if you happen to have a bunch of graphic symbols in that match your bitmaps, youy need 'em anyways.