Primitive Shapes

Primitive Shapes

Flash CS4 Tutorial

 

How to Add Primitive Shapes in Flash

 

 

Primitive shapes are unique in that you can set the object parameters, as you create it, then edit them at any time. Flash creates Oval and Rectangular primitives. For Rectangles you can set the corner radius to positive or negative values.

Oval primitive settings include Start Angle, End Angle and Inner Radius.

 

Step One

In a new Flash document, select the Rectangle Primitive tool (press r once or twice).

Step Two

Click and drag to add your rectangle to the stage.

Step Three

With the rectangle selected, open the Properties panel, Rectangle Options section.

Step Four

Adjust the slider to round the corners. You can access these controls at any time to edit your shape.

Step Five

Select the Oval Primitive tool (press o once or twice).

Step Six

Click and drag to add your oval to the stage.

Step Seven

With the oval selected, open the Properties panel, Oval Options section.

Step Eight

Adjust the sliders to set the Start Angle, End Angle and Inner Radius. You can access these controls at any time to edit your shape.

Double-click and No More Primitive

Once you double-click the primitive, it becomes a Drawing Object and the primitive options are no longer available.

 

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