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Brush question about Flash for a Flash guru...

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Brush question about Flash for a Flash guru...

I've been scouring the internet for the answer to this question, but I think I'm not wording it correctly.

What I want to do is set up a custom brush stroke that can then be called upon when needed and applied to a drawn path, thus making the brush stroke align in the same shape as the path. I'm almost positive there's a way, because I've seen something done before to that effect in Flash.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about, and more importantly, does anyone know how I would set this up?

I am really new to flash, and haven't looked into the symbols command too extensively (it seems likely that I have to set up a special symbol).

Thanks in advance


There might be a way of doing this, but not that I know of. I know one way you can create a custom brush is by doing it in Illustrator. I know there was some problems going between Illustrator and Flash 8, but I believe this problem is fixed with with Flash CS3.

What you can do is create your custom brush in Illustrator. Once you have your brush, you can use it in one of two ways. Paint with it directly in Illustrator to the shape you want. The second way is to draw the path you want with the line tool in Flash. Copy it in Flash then past it in Illustrator. Apply your new custom brush to the line. Copy it, then paste it back into Flash. It takes alittle time, but the effect is often worth the trouble.

If any one know's how to do this right in Flash, I'd love to hear how as well.

the Ape

...we must all face a choice, between what is right... and what is easy."

I am new to Illustrator but I now have both in CS3. It is wonderful, you can create symbols right in illustrator too and copy and paste them to Flash. So as to customising a brush, do it in AI.