1 Reply Latest reply on May 29, 2010 3:23 PM by Ned Murphy

    How do you animate the resizing and moving of graphic symbols? (+ bizarre errors I've had)

    fluffymoochicken

      As the title says, how do you animate the resizing and moving of graphic symbols without making the other objects go invisible?

       

      I'm using Flash CS4.

       


      Here are the bizarre, unexplainable problems I've had before.

       

      First of all, here's my basic scene. It's 6 rectangles and 8 half-circles.

       

      http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3563/image1eg.png

       

      First thing I tried doing was applying a Classic Tween (since Motion Tween did nothing and Shape Tween was disabled). However, what that did was turn every object in the entire work space into one giant object for no reason at all, which certainly isn't what I wanted.

       

      http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8836/image2fe.png

       

      What I realized is that in order to avoid having all of the objects merged into one, I had to create a brand new file first....

       

      http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3504/image3oo.png

       

      Next, I added in a blank keyframe and a Classic Tween while the workspace is still empty...

       

      http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6339/image4vlz.png

       

      THEN finally copy/paste the objects into the first frame from the first file:

       

      http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9820/image5fb.png

       

      Now I paste those shapes again into the target frame and resize one of the diagonal shapes:

       

      http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3069/image6yz.png

       

      Then I moved that rectangle to a new position:

       

      http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/9628/image7sy.png

       

      However, when I preview the animation, only the animating object shows up... everything else is INVISIBLE:

       

      http://megaswf.com/view/d6c51d40248215267abc5e6090df4095.html

       

      Also, if I try moving a different object, the rectangle will start spinning FOR NO REASON:

       

      http://megaswf.com/view/c9376b91042972c18844fc2bedf91545.html

       

      What the heck is going on? How can I animate this object without making everything else go invisible and keep the object from spinning out of control? This doesn't make any sense at all... It's like this program just does stuff at random without any logic or reason behind it.

       

      Any help is appreciated.