Beep Beep Car Tutorial
In the exercises that follow, you will be creating
graphics. When creating graphics, the grid is often helpful. To turn
on the Grid:
Choose View > Grid > Edit Grid from
the menu. The Grid dialog box will display.
Click on the Color box and select gray to have the
gridlines display in gray.
Select Show Grid to cause the grid to
Select Snap to Grid to cause the edges of your
graphic to align with the grid lines.
Set the Horizontal field
to separate horizontal lines by 20 pixels.
Set the Vertical field
to separate vertical lines by 20 pixels.
Set the Snap Accuracy to Normal.
Click on OK.
The Oval Tool
In the exercise that follows you will use the Oval
tool to draw an ellipse. You will then turn the ellipse into a
symbol. Symbols are reusable graphics you store in the Library.
Later in the tutorial you will turn the ellipse into the button
movie viewers press to start the movie.
To draw the ellipse:
Select the Oval tool. The properties panel at the bottom the screen will change. These color boxes are used to set the stroke and
fill colors. The stroke color outlines your drawing. The fill
color fills the center of your drawing.
You set the thickness of the Stroke line in the Stroke panel.
To set the thickness of the Stroke line:
- Choose Solid from the drop down menu to select the
type of line that will outline your drawing.
- Set the
line thickness to 3, do this by either typing 3 in the Stoke Height field OR by using the popup slider.
Click on the Stroke color box and select black as
your stoke color.
Click on the Fill color box and select navy blue
as your fill color.
Click on the Stage and drag diagonally to draw an
ellipse the size shown below.