In this Macromedia Flash 8 tutorial video training series, we'll teach you how to use the Flash 8 Motion Guide. When creating motion tween movements in Flash 8, you're not just limited to horizontal, vertical or straight diagonal directions. The Flash 8 Motion Path or Guide let's you draw a path (such as a curving path for example) that a tweened object can follow as the animation progresses. Watch these online video tutorials to learn how.
Part 1: Working with Motion Guides in Flash 8 - What is a Motion Guide?
In part 1, we talk about what a Flash 8 Motion Guide is and we show you a Flash 8 animation example of the motion guide being used.
Part 2: Working with Motion Guides in Flash 8 - Creating the Object that will Follow the Guide
In part 2, we'll draw a circle and convert it into a graphic symbol. This will be the object that will move along the motion guide.
Part 3: Working with Motion Guides in Flash 8 - Creating the Motion GuideNOTE: If you're working in Flash CS5, right-click on the layer name on the timeline, then choose Add Classic Motion Guide in order to add a classic motion guide to the layer.
In part 3, we'll show you how to create a motion guide layer. On this layer, we will draw a path using the pencil tool. This path that we will draw, will be the path that our tweened object will follow.
Part 4: Working with Motion Guides in Flash 8 - Making the Object Follow the PathNOTE: If you're working in Flash CS5, choose Create Classic Tween instead of Create Motion Tween.
In part 4, we'll show you how to make the instance of the circle symbol follow the path.
Part 5: Working with Motion Guides in Flash 8 - Path Drawing DON'Ts
In part 5, we give you some tips on what to avoid when drawing paths for the motion guide.