A Simple Guide to Flash MX (Simple Guide) by Brian Salter, Naomi Longford Wood

By Brian Salter, Naomi Longford Wood

Utilizing the preferred easy advisor structure, readers can be in a position to get an entire creation to Flash MX and its many new interesting good points. aimed toward the reader with out, or little, wisdom of website design, this e-book indicates the most good points of Flash, as well as the fundamentals of website design. Flash MX is the hot improve to Flash five, and appears to revolutinise the internet animation quarter.

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Clicking on this once will bring up the colour swatch for you to choose the appropriate colour; the result will be shown in the Gradient Preview window to the left. You can add extra flag points by doubleclicking below the gradient preview. Once you have created your gradient, you need to add it to your colour swatch. In the drop-down menu to the right of your Color Mixer, select Add Swatch. Now if you look in your Color Swatches dialog box, you will see a new gradient added at the bottom of your swatch.

4. You can set the size of the Stage to suit the contents of the movie you are currently working on. Set Match by clicking on the Contents button, and the Stage will be sized automatically for you. Similarly, clicking on Printer will set the Stage to match the printable area of your current default printer. 5. You can set the colour of the background of the movie by clicking on Background Color and then selecting from the palette of colours that appears. The Toolbar In the Toolbar are all the tools you will need to draw, select, paint and modify artwork and objects for animation.

2. Key Shift+Ctrl+A (all together). 3. Click in an empty area of the Stage. So now that we’ve seen how to select and deselect items on our Stage, the next question is: what can we do with our selections? Repositioning objects Once you have drawn an object, the chances are that you will want to position it accurately to line up with other items on your Stage. The quickest (and crudest) method is to click on the object with the arrow key and drag it to a new position. To help you position objects more accurately, you might care to switch on the rulers by going to the View menu and selecting Rulers.

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