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Author: BJ Mace aka "Mr. B" | Website:

Buttons & Actions (cont)

  1. After the release, we want the user to be taken to the corresponding scene. So, next click on "go to" on the left. We'll want to select the scene to go to next. Click "Home" from the drop down menu. Next you'll want to tell the movie what to do once it goes here and what frame to do it on. For this example, we want the movie to go to the second frame of the Home scene and stop. (I'll explain this later).

  2. Repeat this for the next button and so on. You'll want to pick the scene the button needs to go to for each one. To speed things up, open the properties box for the home button and select all the actions for the button. Hit CTRL C to copy the actions. Open the next button, hit CTRL P and paste the actions in. You can then click on the scene at the left and change the scene to go to on the right, thus saving a little time. This comes in useful with large, repetitive actions. Be sure that the remaining buttons go to FRAME 1 of their relative scene and not frame 2 like the home button. Remember to save your stuff as you go along. Save, save, save again.

  3. Now that we have our menu created, we need to assign a stop action to the second frame of the home scene where we are currently working so the scene doesn't loop. Open the properties box for this frame and click "stop" in the actions palette.

  4. We'll want to duplicate the menu and stop action next. We need this same menu and stop action on the first frame of the remaining scenes. Right click (control click on the Mac) the keyframe and select "copy frames"). Go to the next scene. In the first frame right click (control click) and select paste frame. Now we have the same stop action and menu in this scene. Repeat this for the remaining scenes.

  5. Save it.

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Added: 2000-04-27
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