FLASH CS6 – Animating text – Shape Tween

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Adobe Flash, Tutorial
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To continue to extend the potential use of animation and text it is important to remember the use of a shape tween. To use a shape tween with text you need to break apart the text one step further so it loses any of the text tool properties and becomes like a drawn image. The following steps give a brief breakdown of how to do this:

 

  1. Enter the text you wish to use and break it apart twice

     

  2. Leave a time on the timeline so your text can be read (eg. 20 frames) and press F6 to copy the keyframe.

     

  3. Now leave a few frames for the animation to be done and press F7 to create a Blank Keyframe.

     

  4. In the new Blank Keyframe enter the next piece of text and break it apart twice

     

  5. In the frames between the two keyframes right mouse click and select Shape tween

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