Cool Tween Effects with ActionScript 3.0

This demonstrates one of the most useful tricks with ActionScript that you can learn. You will need to understand button scripting to use this. Make sure to click the [About] button in the movie below.

You need to upgrade your Flash player (v.9 or later) to view this tutorial.

What's most awesome about the script in this FLA above is that there are NO TWEENS on the Timeline. Not even inside any movie clips. All the motion is done in ActionScript. Each motion (such as the info panel popping into view) takes ONE LINE of ActionScript to achieve.

For more examples of these effects (including rotation and scaling), go to this page.

DOWNLOAD You'll find this FLA and other tween examples in this folder.

Education use: This animation was created as an example for my journalism students. It is not intended to be used commercially.

Use and re-use: Cool Tween Effects with ActionScript 3.0 by Mindy McAdams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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Updated 25 April 2010