Join Kelly McCathran for an in-depth discussion in this video Using primitive objects, part of Learning Flash Animation.
In this video, we're going to take a look at another pair of drawing tools. …The primitive objects. Before I start, again, I'll go over to my …Workspace Switcher, and choose my favorite workspace, Classic. …This places my toolbar on the left where I'm comfortable with it. …Then I'll choose File, New. I'll leave the defaults on Action Script …3 and click OK. Over on my toolbar you'll notice I was on …the Oval tool last. I'm going to right-click, or click and …hold for two seconds, and choose the Rectangle primitive tool.…
Now you may ask, why do they have two rectangle tools? …The logic behind the Rectangle primitive tool and the Oval primitive tool is that …they're more editable. This got me once, I was burned a little …bit by the fact that I had drawn some buttons using the regular Rectangle tool, …and set up a corner radius. When I wanted to adjust those rounded …corners of the rectangle, I couldn't. So the point for me, in using the …primitive tools, is that they're more editable, and specifically, one of those …
- Understanding the Timeline
- Working with Timeline effects
- Adding keyframes
- Creating slideshows
- Incorporating other media into your movies
- Distributing your work effectively
- Organizing your assets
- Developing efficient workflows
Skill Level Beginner
1. Building Your Flash Vocabulary
2. Getting Comfortable with the Flash Interface
3. Creating Shapes
5. Symbols and the Library Panel
6. The Flash Timeline
7. The Motion Editor
8. Distributing and Publishing Flash Animations
9. Adding Other Media to Your Movies
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