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3. Your First Animation > 3.2. Customizing Multiple Boxes

Customizing Multiple Boxes

The animation starts with boxes of different colors appearing on stage. We can keep the file size down by using multiple instances of a single box symbol.

So let’s create a box in the Library and add instances of it to the Stage:

  1. Create a square box symbol (using the Make a Box command we created in Chapter 2). Rename Symbol 1 in the Library to box_gr. Using the “_gr" suffix makes it easier for you and other developers to identify the Library symbol as a graphic (we’ll talk later about other types of symbols).

  2. Create four more instances of the box_gr symbol. Remember, you can create a new instance by either Alt-dragging an existing instance on the Stage when using Windows (use Option-drag on the Macintosh) or by dragging a symbol from the Library panel to the Stage.


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