Special Effects for your tweens:
- Ease In/Ease Out in the Properties Panel
Starting slowly & then accelerating is EASING IN so Ease In to Speed Up. (-100 to 0)
Starting quickly & then decelerating is EASING OUT so Ease Out to Slow Down. (0 to 100)
The default value is zero, which means motion tweened object will move at a constant speed.
The further away from zero, the more pronounced the easing.
- Rotate in the Properties Panel (clockwise or counter-clockwise)
- Free Transform tool to Scale, Rotate or Skew
- Modify menu --> Transform to flip horizontal
- Window menu --> Transform to access the Transform Panel
- Properties panel --> Color --> Alpha (set to 0 to make invisible)
To change an object's size during animation: use the Free Transform Tool to make the object one size in a starting frame and another size in the ending frame.
To make an object fade in or fade out: select the symbol on the stage and in either the first or last frame (depending upon the effect you want) change the Alpha. Experiment with percentages till you get the impact you want. Feel free to experiment with altering the Tint and Brightness, as well. Advanced Settings lets you alter all three options at the same time. [Alpha = transparency; Brightness = ranges from dim to dazzling; Tint = shade of a color made by adding white]
If you decide you want to perform the entire tween with a different symbol, you can swap the current symbol for another one, as long as there is another symbol in the Library: click the first Keyframe of the Motion Tween and select the symbol on the Stage, then click Swap in the Properties Panel to choose another symbol.
To alter the path of the motion tween, edit the red line with dots. The motion path shows the frames over time (the dots), with the distance between the dots signifying speed (easing). The color of the dots on the motion path correspond to the layer's color for its outline in the Timeline.