Workshop

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The Workshop consists of quiz questions and answers to help you solidify your understanding of the material covered in this hour. You should try to answer the questions before checking the answers.

Quiz

1:

What is the ideal number of shape hints to use for a good shape tween?

  1. 10 because we have 10 fingers and 10 toes

  2. No more than 5

  3. No more than necessary

2:

Which type of tween will result in a smaller file: Shape or Motion?

  1. A shape tween will result in a smaller file.

  2. A motion tween will result in a smaller file.

  3. It depends on how many colors are used in the file.

3:

How can you use text in a shape tween?

  1. Text cannot be used in a shape tween.

  2. Make sure the text is broken apart.

  3. Make sure the text isn't grouped or in the Library.

Quiz Answers

A1:

C. There's just no reason to use more shape hints than absolutely necessary. Each time you add a shape hint, check to see whether the results are satisfactory.

A2:

B. It's safe to say that motion tweens, by definition, will result in smaller files. This is important because some effects can be achieved by using either a shape tween or a motion tween, but you should always opt for motion tweens when you can.

A3:

B. In fact all the answers are true, but Answer B is best. Text acts as if it's grouped from the start. All you have to do is use Modify, Break Apart twice.

Exercise

You can spend a lot of time playing with shape tweens. Here is an exercise that will sharpen your skills: Create a shape tween from one letter to a similar shape, such as from the letter A to a triangle or the letter C to a circle. Remember that you'll have to break apart the text. Use shape hints to make it look the way you want. (Tip: If you want to try your whole name just do one letter at a time.)

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    Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours
    ISBN: 0672327546
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2006
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