Learn how to create a Graphic Symbol Mouse Trail Animation.

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Step Two: Creating the Graphic Symbol

You now need to create a Graphic symbol which will be used as the basis of the animation. I am going to use a circle but you could use any shape. Just as I used a circle in one example and a star in another.

  1. Go to: Insert > New Symbol (Ctrl F8)
  2. For Name use: Graphic Shape
  3. For Type select: Graphic
  4. Click: OK

  5. Select the Oval Tool: (O)
  6. On the Stage drag out a: Oval
  7. Return to the standard Selection tool: (V)
  8. Select the Stroke (outline) and on your Keyboard press: Delete
  9. Select the: Circle
  10. If the Information Panel is closed, open it: Window > Info (Ctrl I)
  11. Set the Width to: 50
  12. Set the Height to : 50
  13. Set the Symbol Registration point to centre:
  14. Set the X to: 0.0
  15. Set the Y to: 0.0
  16. This circle should now be centred. The cross indicates that the circle is in the centre:

  17. If the Property Inspector is closed, open it: Window > Properties > Properties (Ctrl F3)
  18. Select a color: 990033

The Graphic Symbol is now complete.


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