25 July 2010
When you draw vector graphics in Adobe Flash Professional with the Object Drawing mode enabled at the bottom of the Tools panel, you create shapes referred to as drawing objects. These are separate graphic objects that do not automatically merge together when overlaid on other objects.
By choosing Object Drawing mode, you can overlap shapes on the same layer without altering their appearance if you move them apart, reposition, or rearrange their appearance. In Object Drawing mode, Flash creates each shape as a separate object that you can individually manipulate, similar to when objects are grouped.
When a drawing tool is in Object Drawing mode, the shapes you create with it are self-contained. The stroke and fill of a shape are not separate elements, and shapes that overlap do not alter one another. When you select a shape created using Object Drawing mode, the shape displays a rectangular bounding box to identify it.
To draw shapes using Object Drawing mode, you must explicitly enable it—by default, Merge drawing mode is enabled.
To enable Object Drawing mode and draw objects on Stage, follow these steps:
To learn more about drawing objects in Object Drawing mode, see the section titled Drawing modes and graphic objects in the Flash documentation.