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Hi All, I would like to create a coloring book using the paintbox behaviors. I created some black outline artwork in Illustrator, that I have imported into director mx2004, and I want to create paint tools so that the user can color in the art (like you do with crayons in a traditional coloring book when you were a kid). I want to make it so that the colors don't cover up the black outlines of the artwork, and so the user can press a button that will clear all of the colors that have been painted on, but not ...

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    Hi All,
    I would like to create a coloring book using the paintbox behaviors. I created
    some black outline artwork in Illustrator, that I have imported into director
    mx2004, and I want to create paint tools so that the user can color in the art
    (like you do with crayons in a traditional coloring book when you were a kid).
    I want to make it so that the colors don't cover up the black outlines of the
    artwork, and so the user can press a button that will clear all of the colors
    that have been painted on, but not clear the outline. Has anyone done something
    like this before, or know where I can find more info on doing this? I am
    assuming it is pretty common, but I haven't been able to find much.

    There is an example of something similar to what I would like to set up on
    this website under the "games and toys link":
    [url]http://www.elfmovie.com/coloringbook.html[/url]

    The way I was thinking of would use a "paintbrush tool", rather than the
    "paint bucket" tool on this example, however if it is easier to do it this way,
    then I would prefer to use the paint bucket instead. Also, can I print the
    artwork using printomatic lite (like on the example above)?


    Lutris Man Guest

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    Default Re: Coloring book

    There are some links to more example paint toys at the bottom of:

    [url]http://stu.aii.edu/~jb3010/samples-index.htm[/url]


    ( sorry my "Paint toy" file is expired.)



    The paintbox behaviors have certain limitations. To make a more
    comprehansive paint application one would hve to 'invent' their own code.


    For your template select & revert function, you might copy a template
    image to the canvas:

    member("myCanvas").image = member("catTemplate").image.duplicate()

    If you dig into the code you might find a way to tie in the semi
    doented FloodFill imaging lingo function to accomplish a paint bucket
    function.
    JB Guest

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