Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shapes in Object Drawing mode , part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
Object Drawing mode essentially draws shapes on the stage that are already…grouped together for you.…To explore Object Drawing mode, I'm going to add a speed limit sign to our…fastCar project to tell the car driver that the speed limit is 40.…Here I'm working in my fastCar.fla file from before.…The first thing to check is to make sure that all the layers under the…visualContent folder are locked.…Our speed limit sign should appear in the second half of the movie that begins…on Frame 49 and also have its own layer.…
So I'm going to find and select my movingCar layer and add a new layer above it.…Then rename it, to "speed limit sign."…Now I'm going to select Frame 49, right- click and choose Insert Blank Keyframe.…Now I'm going to use my Rectangle tool but before drawing, make sure that we're…using Object Drawing mode.…Notice the little icon that looks like a little circle within a square in the…Properties area, underneath the toolbar.…Remember that this icon is how to toggle between Merge and Object Drawing modes,…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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