For the folks who aren’t Flash animators but would like to see a little bit of my process when animating, skip down and watch the movie that I link to below. Starting at around 4 minutes in you can see an example of how I animate one of my characters in a simple motion.
Anyone who’s followed my blog so far and read the entries on Flash commands (not sure if there’s anyone like that yet – I have an admittedly small audience) will have seen me mention the Autotweener. Well, today’s the day – I’m going to tell you all about it and post it for download.
The autotweener is a tool that does many of the same things as Flash’s built-in motion and shape tween functions, but it works in a fundamentally different way. It’s incredibly useful, simplifying tasks that used to be difficult or impossible. For my own animation process it was revolutionary – it totally changed how I do things. I now rarely use motion tweens and even more rarely shape tweens – the autotweener has taken over almost all the tasks I used to use those for.