Using the 3D tools


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Using the 3D tools

The 3D tools in Flash enable you to manipulate artwork in 3D space. Now, this doesn't actually make the artwork three-dimensional. It just gives you a three-dimensional effect, kind of like if you were moving a piece of paper around in 3D space. So it doesn't have actual three-dimensions. So let's take a look at this bridge on the Stage. If I select it, you will see that it's a group, and you don't need to have a group, you can actually start with a Shade if you would like. But I have my grouped bridge here, and then in order to manipulate an object in 3D space, you need to convert it to a movie clip.

That's something called a symbol. And we will talk about symbols and movie clips in another movie. So to convert this to a symbol, you can go to Modify > Convert to Symbol. Notice that the keyboard shortcut is F8. So for the Type, I am going to choose Movie Clip, and that's all I am going to do for now, and I will click OK. And now I have this movie clip symbol, ...

Using the 3D tools
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Using the 3D tools provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Flash Professional
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