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flash adds points to crossing pen tool lines

Oct 17, 2010 5:26 PM


I notice that when I draw a multi point line with Flash's pen tool and then move a point...

if the line crosses another line, flash will add a point at the intersection

of the two lines. I don't want additional points added, is there a way to

turn this function off?

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    Oct 18, 2010 3:41 AM   in reply to TheCronzy


    By default Flash draw objects in Merge Drawing mode which automatically merges shapes that you draw when you overlap them. So turning off Merge Drawing mode / enabling Object Drawing mode will help resolve your problem.

    When Pen tool is selected, select the Object Drawing button  from the Options category of the Tools panel(bottom part of the panel), or press the J key to toggle between the Merge and Object Drawing modes. The Object Drawing button toggles between the Merge and Object Drawing modes.


    For more details on Flash drawing objects please refer b18f10cb1fe1af6-7e87a.html



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    Nov 30, 2012 5:27 AM   in reply to learn n leverage

    No way, doesn't change a thing. I select object drawing mode, still when the path crosses itself a point is added at the intersection.


    There must be a way to disable this ridiculous behavior...

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    Dec 4, 2012 10:38 AM   in reply to TheCronzy

    This is an issue for me as well. The pen tool in Flash's object drawing mode is supposed to work like Illustrator's pen tool, but this behavior makes no sense.

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