Hey all, I'm a student currently trying to learn Flash CS3. However I've encountered a problem with the paint bucket. In my assignment I've created a simple rocket, each part with it's corresponding layer. Now I need to go back in and fill the body in a light gray color. I did so successfully with the nose cone. The problem now is that the bucket won't fill any other area no matter what I do, or which layer is selected.
Make sure your path is closed (zoom in close, use outline view). Sometimes it helps to actually select the shape you're trying to fill. Also, at the bottom of the tools panel, with the paint bucket selected there are options: don't close gaps, close small, medium, large gaps.
Hi there, I was having the exact same problem and was going crazy trying to figure it out. Here's what worked for me, maybe it's the same problem you're having.
In the Tools bar - that is typically the vertical bar on the left hand side of the screen (where you select paintbucket, pen, etc.) - after you have clicked on the pencil tool, near the bottom there is a button with a circle inside a square and when you hover, it says Object Mode. Check to make sure that this is OFF.
My roommate's dog must have hit something to turn it on when she pawed at my keyboard last week and I could not figure out how to turn it off. Simple as that. Hope that helps!
That's a great point, but unfortunately I have tried that also. Another classmate of mine was having a similar problem: We sort of solved the problem by using the Pen tool, as opposed to the line tool. I don't know what was going on, but it was weird.
I have been having the same issues with paint bucket and after reading this post thread have finally sorted out the problem. Thank you so much. I am currently completing a cert IV Website Design and this is all new to me and I was struggling with this issue for the last 2 days. So once again thank you