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Author: Eddie Carroll | Website: http://

Flash likes to use the path of least resistance when morphing, which can sometimes make your shape tween look like your cat sat on it. Enter, stage left, Shape Hints! These are added when tweening shapes to give you more control over the transition. They can keep the integrity of key shapes while you morph, instead of going through a tangle of colours and lines that have a closer resembalence to one of my stews than of a morphing shape.

Your shape hints are ordered a to z and you can only have 26 of them. The shape hints in the starting keyframe are yellow and those in the ending keyframe are green. If a shape hint is red it means that it's not on a curve. To place a hint on the stage you must have the shape tweening set on the first frame of the image, if not you won't be able to add hints. To remove a shape hint simply drag it off the stage, this will affect the frames the hint is in.

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Added: 2000-02-24
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