First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: mcBassTN

First select your custom cursor movieclip and choose 'Actions' from the 'Windows' menu.

Object Actions

Make sure you're dealing with Object Actions. NOT with frame actions.

Then add the following code to the Object Actions of your cursor clip:
onClipEvent (load) {
	// hide mousecursor
	Mouse.hide();
}
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
	// update clip position continuously
	this._x = _parent._xmouse;
	this._y = _parent._ymouse;
}

onClipEvent (unload) {
	// show mousecursor if/when this clip is removed.
	Mouse.show();
}

The load event hides the mouse the instance the clip is loaded into the timeline. A load event only occurs once. It is executed the moment the cursor clip appears onto the timeline.

The enterFrame event continuously checks the position of the mousepointer on the main timeline and updates the x and y position of the cursor movieclip (this) accordingly.

The unload event makes sure the original mouse appears when the custom cursor is removed from the timeline. An unload event also occurs only once.

Have fun.. Download my file to see it work!!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-12-13
Rating: 9 Votes: 19
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Flashtastic! Flashnomenal.. the bomb! Just having fun here.. C ya! :-)
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.