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Scalable Shapes

SmartBuilder v3 or v4?

Please note that this is the help site for SmartBuilder version 3.

The SmartBuilder version 4 Documentation and Video Tutorials can be found in the Help menu in the tool, or view the v4 Help site.

This object is similar to both Graphic objects and Shape objects.  Like a Graphic object, it is just a placeholder that can load SWFs.  When the SWF is loaded, it is displayed, and (like a Shape) can be resized without distorting the corners and a Color Property can be set to customize the way it looks.

Scaling proportionally without Widget Scaling with Scalable Shape Widget

Notice how the elements on the left and the bottom do not distort.

After choosing the Scalable Shape, you will have to choose the SWF that you want to load.

You can preview these object in the Media Select window and see how they look and scale in a similar manner to the examples above.

These SWFs have to be specially created in Flash and contain ActionScript to work properly.  There are a number located in the Shared Library > SmartBuilder Media & Assets > Design Elements subfolders.  Mostly in the Scalable Shapes subfolder.  They can be used to make backgrounds for displays, and often go well with Graphic Effects.

If you wish to learn how to create your own Scalable Shapes we can send you the source files, or you have an idea that you would like to see created, please email us with the design and we can build it and share it with everyone.