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Subject: Re: FLASH: Spinning top letters into another letter...
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 22:06:56 GMT

At 12:58 PM 2/23/00 , you wrote:

>Is there a tutorial or has anyone a suggestion on how I can create the
>effect of a letter spinning like a top and changing into another letter. I
>can't sense how I can do it effectively... Any suggestions?

First make a new movie clip and place the beginning and ending letters on
one layer, as far apart as you want the effect to take. Break both apart
(ctrl-B). Apply a Shape tween. You may need to use shape hints to achieve
the desired morph. Put a Stop action in the last frame so it only tweens
once and then stops.

Then put the movie clip on the main timeline or inside another movie clip,
and add a keyframe further down the timeline. Apply a Motion tween in which
the shape morph movie clip spins. That should do it.

Marc Hoffman

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