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Author: Jayse | Website: http://www.e-lysian.com

Introduction

This is the first tutorial in the series and is directed at beginners. It will introduce a very simple new feature of Flash 5 - Hiding the cursor. Combined with the Movie clip object's new "startDrag" method you can customize your cursor by creating your own movie clip to perform the role.

But just making a custom cursor will quickly become boring, which is where part II of the series comes in - The interactive mouse cursor - A mouse cursor that interacts with your mouse movements.

There are three simple steps to creating a simple custom cursor:

  1. Making the Cursor Movie Clip
  2. Putting it on the Main Timeline
  3. Adding The Actions

So let's dive in!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-10-24
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Jayse is the Senior Art Director for a small LA-based design group called E-lysian Artists. He's worked with many great clients (MCA, Universal, Fox, HBO) tho lately, motion design projects have become his passion and now enjoys writing tutorials for people with a similar passion for this new art form.
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