Flash CS3 Tutorial: The Oval Primitive Tool.

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Step Two: The Oval Primitive Tool

  1. In the Tools Panel Select the: Oval Primitive Tool:
  2. Draw an: Oval
  3. Tip: If you want to draw a perfect circle hold the Shift Key as you draw.

  4. If your Property Inspector is closed, open it: Window > Properties > Properties (Ctrl F3)
  5. You will see the Oval Angle and Radius Controls:

  6. To edit the oval have a play with the: Angle Controls


    Change the Angle to create a pie shape.

     

     


    Change the Angle to create a wedge shape.


  7. To edit the centre of the oval have a play with the: Radius Control
  8. Change the Angle to create a wedge shape.


  9. Try to change both the: Radius & Angle Controls


    Change the Angle and the Radius to create a C shape.

     

You can see the changes as you work and you have the reassurance that it can be re-edited at a later date. So have fun and play!

Note: You can convert a primitive object to a drawing object by double clicking on it:

 


Converting to an Drawing Object.

 

Warning: You cannot convert your shape back to a primitive shape!!

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