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Chapter 2. Assembling Casts > Managing Cast and Cast Member Properties

Managing Cast and Cast Member Properties

The new Property Inspector in Director 8 offers a much more integrated way of viewing cast and cast-member properties than in previous versions of Director.

To view or change cast and cast-member properties:

1.
Select a cast member.

2.
Choose Modify > Cast Member > Properties or click the Cast Member Properties button in the Cast window (Figure 2.55).

Figure 2.55. Click the Cast Member Properties button to open the Property Inspector.


The Property Inspector appears, displaying three tabs at the top.

The first tab is the Member tab, which contains the same set of generic properties for all cast members (Figure 2.56).

Figure 2.56. The Member tab for the Property Inspector.


The second tab varies, depending on the type of cast member selected, and contains a specific set of properties for that type. If you select a bitmap cast member, for example, this tab contains properties such as palette and bit depth (Figure 2.57).

Figure 2.57. The Bitmap tab in the Property Inspector.


The third tab is the Cast tab, listing properties of the cast that contains the selected cast member (Figure 2.58).

Figure 2.58. The Cast tab in the Property Inspector.


3.
Select the tab for which you want to set or view properties.

4.
Click the List View Mode button to select either table or graphical view.

Table view (Figure 2.59) generally shows a more complete set of properties than graphical view, which shows only the most commonly used properties.

Figure 2.59. Table view in the Property Inspector shows a more complete set of properties than graphical view.


5.
Make any necessary changes in editable properties.

6.
Close the Property Inspector.

The many cast-member-specific properties are discussed throughout the book in sections relating to the specific media type.


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