I've been experimenting with shape tweens using the line tool to make stick figures, and using shape tweens to make the figures move around. It's great fun, but I've been running into a particularly disruptive problem. For example, I'll have a stick figure in one spot at frame 1. I move it across the screen using a shape tween, and bend one of his arms over the course of 10 or so frames. The problem is, Flash seems to be misinterpreting what ought to happen during the tween. Instead of just bending the arm, Flash makes the arm rotate in a full circle. It still ends up where it ought to at Frame 10, but it takes the wrong path to get there. I've attached a video to illustrate what I mean. Look at the upper body piece right at the end. Is there any way I can fix this without having to animate frame by frame?
Bump. Any help would be appreciated, or just a link to the appropriate tutorial. Thanks!
Are you using any tween hints? They often help make something that happens automatically work out properly.