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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Bone and Spray

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HERE’S ANOTHER COOL example from Adam Phillips that combines two new CS4 tools in Flash: the Bone tool and the Spray Brush tool.

What’s a little different about the Bone tool here is that it is being applied to a shape instead of a symbol object. This blade of grass is then animated by manipulating the armature inside a Movie Clip symbol.

The advantage of using the Spray Brush tool is having the ability to assign this custom grass Movie Clip as the object to be sprayed.

 

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1 Start with a blade of grass drawn with the Brush tool ...

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