10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2006 5:57 PM by Newsgroup_User

    graphic fill?

      (MX Prof 04)

      Hey
      Is it possible to fill an object with a graphic from the library rather than a solid colour, gradient or bitmap? If so please explain ^_^
      Thanks
      TYP
        • 1. Re: graphic fill?
          Wolf_van_Ween Level 1
          Do you mean during authoring or via actionscript?
          • 2. Re: graphic fill?
            just during authouring
            • 3. Re: graphic fill?
              Wolf_van_Ween Level 1
              The trick is to open the Color Mixer panel (Shift F9), then select Bitmap from the comboBox. That easy, isnt it? :-)
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              • 4. graphic fill?
                ..i want to fill with a graphic from inside the flash document.. a symbol graphic.. not an image.
                • 5. Re: graphic fill?
                  Wolf_van_Ween Level 1
                  That's not possible.
                  You would need to go into Edit Symbol mode, select File | Export | Export Image, choose the bmp format,
                  then File | Import | Import to library

                  Would that symbol appear many times inside your object, or only once? If the latter, you could probably use your object as a mask for the symbol...

                  Good luck
                  Wolf
                  • 6. Re: graphic fill?
                    Level 7
                    just drag the bitmap to the stage - select it and hit Ctrl+B (break apart) - then select it with
                    your eye dropper - it becomes a swatch. now it can be used as a fill and it will tile depending on
                    size of shape you fill it with - use the gradient transform tool to manipulate it's size and
                    orientation.
                    I use this technique a lot - like here:
                    http://www.mudbubble.com/projects/frog_bicycle_IK.html

                    the frog is filled with imported bitmap textures.

                    Is this what you mean?

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                    TYPuk wrote:
                    > ..i want to include a graphic from inside the flash document.. a symbol graphic.. not an image.
                    • 7. Re: graphic fill?
                      Thought it would be impossible seeing there wasnt a graphic fill option :P
                      Back to the drawing board then....
                      • 8. Re: graphic fill?
                        Level 7
                        Actually just re-read your original question for the 5th time....what do you mean instead of a solid
                        color, gradient or bitmap? there's really nothing else you can fill with. i musst have missed the
                        point completely - sorry.

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                        TYPuk wrote:
                        > (MX Prof 04)
                        >
                        > Hey
                        > Is it possible to fill an object with a graphic from the library rather than a solid colour, gradient or bitmap? If so please explain ^_^
                        > Thanks
                        > TYP
                        • 9. Re: graphic fill?
                          Level 7
                          Filling an shape with a tiled symbol like flowers or something perhaps..

                          Make a graphic symbol with the manually tiled symbols.

                          Then mask it using the shape you want to fill.

                          On top of that place the shape as linedrawing or whatever.

                          Bo
                          www.bodot.dk


                          Cool frog Chris..love the helmet..;-)

                          Ola Bergner uses masking bitmaps a lot. Check www.goober.nu


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                          • 10. Re: graphic fill?
                            Level 7
                            he he - thanks Bo - goober.nu - seen that stuff long time ago - always great to watch.

                            -c




                            Bo Kalvslund wrote:
                            > Filling an shape with a tiled symbol like flowers or something perhaps..
                            >
                            > Make a graphic symbol with the manually tiled symbols.
                            >
                            > Then mask it using the shape you want to fill.
                            >
                            > On top of that place the shape as linedrawing or whatever.
                            >
                            > Bo
                            > www.bodot.dk
                            >
                            >
                            > Cool frog Chris..love the helmet..;-)
                            >
                            > Ola Bergner uses masking bitmaps a lot. Check www.goober.nu
                            >
                            >