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Wanna know something cool? You can create an dynamic camera to follow certain events! Draw a semi-transparent rectangle, put a cross in the middle, convert it to a movie clip (F8). Be sure i instance name it camFrame. Then inside the movie clip, make a new layer. Label this layer "actions" and paste this code into the blank keyframe:

function camControl():Void { parentColor.setTransform(camColor.getTransform()); var scaleX:Number = sX/this._width; var scaleY:Number = sY/this._height; _parent._x = cX-(this._x*scaleX); _parent._y = cY-(this._y*scaleY); _parent._xscale = 100*scaleX; _parent._yscale = 100*scaleY; } function resetStage():Void { var resetTrans:Object = {ra:100, rb:0, ga:100, gb:0, ba:100, bb:0, aa:100, ab:0}; parentColor.setTransform(resetTrans); _parent._xscale = 100; _parent._yscale = 100; _parent._x = 0; _parent._y = 0; } // make frame invisible this._visible = false; // Capture stage parameters var oldMode:String = Stage.scaleMode; Stage.scaleMode = "exactFit"; var cX:Number = Stage.width/2; var cY:Number = Stage.height/2; var sX:Number = Stage.width; var sY:Number = Stage.height; Stage.scaleMode = oldMode; // create color instances for color // transforms (if any). var camColor:Color = new Color(this); var parentColor:Color = new Color(_parent); // Make the stage move so that the // v-cam is centered on the // viewport every frame this.onEnterFrame = camControl; // Make an explicit call to the camControl // function to make sure it also runs on the // first frame. camControl(); // If the v-cam is ever removed (unloaded) // the stage, return the stage to the default // settings. this.onUnload = resetStage;

Not sure why it works, it just does. remember, your actionscript must be set to 2.0, and be sure you get all the code. Need at least flash player 6. Now you can create AMAZING zooms, pans or whatever, but the camera's width and height must be proportionate to your stage width and height.

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Added: 2006-02-09
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I came across this on, now you too can create wicked-awesome stuff!
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