Copy to Grid

Copy to Grid

Flash CS3 Tutorial


How to Arrange Flash Objects in a Grid Pattern



Using the Copy to Grid feature you can quickly duplicate your original shape and organize the new shapes in a grid pattern.


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

With the rectangle selected, choose Insert > Timeline Effects > Assistants > Copy to Grid.

Step Three

In the dialog box, input values for the Grid Size and Grid Spacing.

Step Four

Click the Update Preview button to see the changes before committing to a layout.

Step Five

Once you are satisfied, click OK. A new graphic symbol is added to the workspace.

Consider Other Shapes

Grid patterns can be made from lines, movies, organic shapes and the list goes on and on. Experiment by using various shapes to build grids.