Distributed Duplicate

Distributed Duplicate

Flash CS3 Tutorial


How to Duplicate and Distribute Flash Objects



The Distributed Duplicate command creates multiple copies of your object and changes its parameters (i.e., scale, color and alpha) over time.


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 > Distributed Duplicate.

Step Three

In the dialog box, input values for the Number of Copies, Offset Distance, Rotation and Start Frame.

Step Four

Click the Update Preview button to see the changes.

Step Five

You can also adjust the Scale, Color and Alpha settings.

Step Six

Once you are satisfied, click OK. A new distributed object 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.


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