Brightness Tween

Brightness Tween

Flash CS3 Tutorial


How to Animate Object Brightness in Flash



Brightness Tweening works great to fade-in objects over a black or white background.

If you are fading in an object with a multi color background you might consider an Alpha Tween. For more information, see topic Transparency (Alpha) Tween.


Step One

Add an oval shape to the stage using the Oval tool (o key).

Step Two

With the oval shape selected, convert it to a Movie Symbol (F8)(Modify > Convert to Symbol).

Step Three

Click frame 20 of and press F6 (Insert > Timeline > Keyframe).

Step Four

Right-click the timeline between your keyframes and choose Create Motion Tween from the pull-down menu.

Step Five

Click the keyframe at frame one, then click the oval object.

Step Six

From the Properties panel (Cmd/F3 (PC-Ctrl/F3)), select Brightness from the Color menu.

Step Seven

Set Brightness to 100% if you have a white background or 0% for a black background.

Step Eight

To render your swf file, press Cmd/Return (PC-Ctrl/Enter).

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