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Author: Matthew Damon | Website: http://www.angelfire.com/sports/theplague2001

Creation of Movie Clips

Now it is time to really get into it. You have all the prep work done. To start, create a movie clip and name it "scrollUP". Then create three keyframes in the first layer. In the first frame of the "scrollUP" clip, put the action:

stop();
In the second frame, put the actions:
     _root.text1.scroll--;
In the third frame put these actions:
gotoAndPlay(2);
Now, copy this movie clip and name it "scrollDN". Then edit the second frame, change it from:
_root.text1.scroll--;
to:
_root,text1.scroll++;

Now make sure that you are editing the main scene, and not a movie clip. Then drag both of the movie clips that you have just created on to the stage. Select the "scrollDN" movie clip and then click the instance tab. In the Name box, type: "scrollDN". Then do the same for the "scrollUP" movie clip, being sure to name it "scrollUP".

Explanation of Code

The first frame of the movie clip just prevents the code in the next two frames from being executed until the user wants it to be (buttons will be explained later). The second frame calls the scroll property of the _root.text1 variable and increases it by one. The third frame makes the second frame run over and over, until the user releases the button. The button actions will come next.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-12-18
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Matt is just starting out in the internet world. He operates a website for his paintball team, and has plans to become a computer engineer in the future.
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