Hi! I'm a beginner in flash animation, although I have used it to draw several years before.
I have a simple problem that I can't seem to find the answer to. I've been looking in many places.
Anyways, I have a stage at its default size of 550px x 400px. I thought it would be easy to change later on so I didn't bother making it larger in the beginning. Now that my design is complete, I want to make the stage bigger (to 1024px x 768px) AND stretch the graphics/ contents on the stage as well to more properly fit the larger stage. And I want this centered too as it is aligned to the left side now when I preview it in my browser. This would be a piece of cake if I didn't have a shape tween that looks like wind blowing hair in it!
The dilemma is that when I resize the graphics, the shape tween ends up following those movements, thinking that it is part of the animation when it isn't supposed to be. My question is...how can I resize a shape tween without the keyframes following the movements I make? I just want a bigger version of the shape tween I already have set up and do not want it growing bigger/ changing position to be part of the animation!
Please help. Thank you!
you can use shape hints (modify>shape>add shape hints) to control shape tweening: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/learning_guide/animation/part12.html
One of these three things should work:
Select the option Modify> Document settings, then change the dimensions and click the check box "Scale the content with stage". The content in the stage will be enlarged proportionately based on document size.
Omg thank you guys! This helped a lot. I used the "wrench" option that Amy suggested and I was able to resize it without a problem! Now...my only issue is to center it on the browser page. Would I be able to do that in Flash or is that completely HTML in the actual webpage design?
I actually searched online and found out that I could center objects on the stage without messing up the shape tween by using the "edit multiple frames" button, selecting all of the content, and then repositioning it on the stage.
However, when I do a publish preview, when I zoom in and out of the page, the image/object does not stay in the center like other webpages do, instead it shrinks to the top left corner. What am I doing wrong?
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