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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by Mark Schaeffer

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Chapter ThreeEditing and Transforming Objects

The essence of animation is change. Flash has always offered numerous ways to change an object’s size, color, position, orientation, and other characteristics. A new addition to Flash CS4 is the ability to transform objects in 3D space, which you’ll learn about in #16.

This chapter also covers techniques that make working with objects easier, such as simplifying them, grouping them, and placing them on different layers. Getting familiar with these nuts-and-bolts procedures will provide a solid foundation for the creative work you do in Flash.

#14 Using the Selection Tools

You already know that the Selection tool (the black arrow) is used to select an entire path, ...

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