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Author: Jim Tudesco | Website: http://www.Withabee.com

Your "button" should work as far as the animation goes now. The only thing you might want to do now is to add a blank button the same size as your clip onto the stage or into the movie clip itself. There are two reasons that you might want to do this:

1.When the user scrolls over the movie clip it animates but it doesn't change the mouse from the arrow to the little hand like a button does. I tend to add the blank buttons to the movie clip buttons if they serve as functional buttons on the web page, i.e. take the user to a new page when they press it.

2.In order to have the functionality of a button, you would have to write code for the movie clips to communicate with the movie which tends to be more difficult then writing the code for the buttons. For example: If you are creating the button so that it takes you to the second scene of the movie the code for an actual button would be:

 on (release) {
	gotoAndPlay("Scene 2", 1);
}

The code for the movie clip becomes much more tricky.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-06-26
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