First time posting to these forums, so please excuse me if I'm making any sort of noob mistakes...
Anyway, I'm trying to use 9-slice to animate a natively created flash movieclip. It's a rounded-corner box, with a little speech-bubble pointy thing jutting out of the bottom left corner. I have 9-slice enabled, and the slices have been repositioned close to the corners. When I distort/grow the MC on the flash stage, it's fine... but as soon as I try to animate the growth, it gets all wonky?
If I use the newer Motion tween style, it's messed up all the way through except for the first frame?
And if I use a traditional tween, with the proper small box start frame, and modified/grown end frame... it will look right for the first and last frame of the animation, but its as if the 9-slice isn't working during the tween? I've inserted a series of screen caps to illustrate the traditional tween issue:
Anyone have any ideas?
use shape hints: modify/shape/add shape hint. repeat as needed.
I have the exact same problem.
I have a MovieClip containing a round-corner rectangle drawn on the stage. In the MovieClip Properites I marked "Enable guids for 9-slice scaling".
When in flash and using the Free Transform tool, I can stretch or shrink the MovieClip both horizontally or vertically and the corners maintain their shape, no distortion. But when I create a tween from the original shape of the MovieClip to a stretched or shrunk version of it - the corners become distored. It appears as though when using Motion Tween, the 9-slice scaling feature doesn't work.
I've tried tweening both on the timeline and with ActionScript - both result in distortion in the rounded corners of the rectangle.
I tried following kglad's advice, but unfortunately add shape hint is greyed out when not using a shape tween.