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.
In a new Flash document, select the Rectangle Primitive tool (press r once or twice).
Click and drag to add your rectangle to the stage.
With the rectangle selected, open the Properties panel, Rectangle Options section.
Adjust the slider to round the corners. You can access these controls at any time to edit your shape.
Select the Oval Primitive tool (press o once or twice).
Click and drag to add your oval to the stage.
With the oval selected, open the Properties panel, Oval Options section.
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.