Motion Path Modify
Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Reshape Motion Path of Animated Flash Object
Motion paths are automatically created whenever you add a Motion Tween. They can be edited with the Selection and Subselection tools. Motion paths can also be copied and used in other Motion Tweens.
Open a new document and add an object to the stage with the Oval tool (o key).
Click the oval and press F8 to convert it to a Movie Symbol.
Right-click the first frame of the default layer and choose Create Motion Tween.
Click the last frame of the tween, then click drag the oval to a new location on the stage. A new keyframe is added.
The motion path appears. Each tick mark on the path indicates one frame.
Move the curser over the start of the line, then click-drag to move the starting point.
Click the Selection tool (v key) and place the tool over the motion path. A small arc appears.
Click-drag to reshape the curve.
On a new layer, use the Pen tool (p key), draw a new motion path for your object.
Select the new path with the Selection tool (v key) and choose Edit > Cut (Cmd/x (PC - Ctrl/x)).
Click the tween of your initial layer and choose Edit > Paste (Cmd/v (PC - Ctrl/v)). The old path is replaced by your new one.
Motion path tick marks are slightly larger for keyframes.
Use the Convert Anchor Point tool , to reshape a sharp corner.
Copy Pasting Paths
To copy/paste a path as outlined in Steps Nine and Ten, you must use an open path.
Once you select your motion path, choose the Free Transform tool (q key) to Scale, Skew or Rotate the path.
Reshape Path with Bezier Handles
By selecting the path with the Subselection tool (a key) the path's bezier handles appear. Click-drag the handles to reshape the curve.