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Subject: Re: FLASH: Tweening objects created in FreeHand?
From: John Croteau
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 12:32:16 GMT

Hi Ken,

> If, in Flash 3, I draw a "T" and an "H" and an "E", of different colors, on
> different frames, I *can* get a morphing effect (via Tweening/Shape), with
> *gradual* color changes from T through H to E.
> However, if I create the T, H, and E by working in FreeHand 8, converting
> text to paths, and adding desired color, then *pasting* into the particular
> frames, I *can't* seem to get the same effect.
> Why are the images created in Flash behaving differently than the images
> created in FreeHand?
> I suspect it has something to do with the way I'm creating and/or saving
> and/or exporting / not exporting the images in FreeHand, but other than
> that, I've haven't a clue. Is there a particular format I have to save them
> in? I've tried normal format, and eps. I've also tried exporting in eps.

Shape Tweening works with drawn elements only.
In Flash you need to break apart Text and Symbols.
Imported elements often have multiple grouping applied to them. To
prepare an imported item for Shape Tweening you must remove all of the

Removing groups on imported objects is an imoportant step in optimizing
imported graphics. Note, as you ungroup you may want to move some
elements to different Layers before completely ungrouping them. Once an
image is completely broken apart individual overlaying components are
merged together (flattened).

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