Adding the Actions
Step 3 : Add The Actions
Now is where we get the good stuff. In the past with Flash 4, you could make a 'semi-cool' cursor by making a custom cursor, setting it's property to Drag - and it would follow your mouse like a cursor.
The problem was that you still saw the default (read: UGLY) cursor on TOP of your custom one. So it wasn't that great. You could get a plugin that would turn the cursor off - but it only worked with IE and had other limitations.
But with Flash 5 - they've solved the problem for all of us! And it's, thankfully, much simpler.
Step 3.1 : Hide the Default Cursor
- Create a new layer at the top of all your other layers and name it Actions. (see screenshot above.)
- In the first keyframe, right click and select Actions from the menu.
- In the ActionScript Editor, select + > Objects > Mouse > Hide.
That's it! Your default cursor will now be hidden.
Well - there's more. Because, of course, if that's all you did, you'd have a movie where you couldn't see the ugly mouse pointer - but you wouldn't see anything else either. So let's look at attaching the mouse pointer to the new cursor.
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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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