If you want a preview for your custom preset, you need to also add a corresponding SWF file with the same name.
Here's an extension that helps make the process easier: http://ajarproductions.com/blog/2008/10/16/flash-extension-export-as-motion-preset-preview /
Right, I understand you need a corresponding swf named the same. That I did and it shows in the Motion Preset directory, but no XML file. My question was if this file (the xml file) isn't located in the Motion Preset directory, where would Flash save it to?
The XML is in this directory:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CS4\en\Configuration\Motion Presets
Or, you can right-click the preset and choose "Export" to get at the tweens XML.
Thanks, but I'm on a PC (unfortunately), so I go to c:\program files\adobe\adobe flash cs4\common\configuration\motion presets. I did check the ...\en\configuration\motion presets\ directory as well, but no xml files found in that folder (except one, names.xml). I'll try the right-click, export approach and copy it to where I have the corresponding swf file. Which, btw, is where I found all the preloaded motion presets.
Also, I love your site and will frequent it often!
jdehaan, followed your instructions: right-clicked, exported to \configuration\motion preset\ directory and, wahla! Except, my preset now shows in the Default Presets panel, which is fine, but I sure would like to know where the Customs Preset directory is? Maybe I should create one within Motion Presets? Anyway, I'll continue to learn how to create my own motion presets (with help from your site of course) and if they populate in the Default Presets panel, then I don't think I'll be harmed by it.
Thanks a bunch for all your help! p.s., I downloaded your plug-in and will see if that helps with future presets creation.
Hey there! That isn't my site (I'm at Flashthusiast.com), but the Ajar productions belongs to the talented developer Justin Putney (who also comes around these forums).
The custom presets are saved in the directory I noted above, which is PC however a Vista based path - I suspect you're on XP? It should be something similar -- if I remember correctly XP starts out with something like C:\Documents and Settings \<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\(etc).