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02-14-2008, 06:00 PM
Hey folks,
Worked on a little flash animation for client's homepage.
See it here:

Got an email from the client stating this:
"We’ve recently noticed that the flash file on our homepage is a little shaky when zooming into the rail and manufacturing images (i.e., the first and third images). Would it be possible to steady those out a bit?"

The images are moving via a motion tween.
Any ideas how that can be smoothed out without affecting the speed or timing etc


02-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Oh man - I have no technical expertise to add to this post, but my God man - that is really a ridiculous complaint. If there is anything that can be done I hope you figure it out, but for all the flash I have seen that "shakyness" is pretty much the norm.

Good luck,

02-21-2008, 10:59 AM
only thing i can say is , you definatly moved them straigth when u moved them in one continuous line .. bah dunno

02-22-2008, 09:37 AM

I think the shakiness was a result of the large size images.
Try raising the frame rate of the flash movie. That would smoothen them a bit.


02-22-2008, 09:39 AM
Try raising the frame rate to around 25 frames per second. That should do it.

02-28-2008, 02:19 AM
Try using the forceSmoothing metod on whatever movie lip contains that image. Sometimes, the animation needs to move at the subpixel level, which you cannot do on a bitmap without smoothing it. Should look womthing like:

myImage_mc.forceSmoothing = true;

If you have it set to cacheAsBitmap, it will kill the smoothing. I hope that helps.

02-28-2008, 03:27 AM
Agreed, framerate will make it better. Its really the only thing.