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Author: Matt Cohen | Website: http://www.fipclan.tk
Custom Cursor
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1. First start by downloading the files for this tutorial.
2. Open the file named Custom_Cursor_Start.fla
3. File and then Save As to: Custom_Cursor_Modified.fla
the reason for the save as is so that if you screw up you don't have to re-dowload the original file.
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Begin
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1. Click the Orange Ball Movie Clip on the stage.
2. Open the properties panel
3. Click the SWAP button under Instance of: Cursor.
4. Find the Mallet_Clip in the list and then click okay.
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now there should be the mallet movie clip on the stage where the orange ball was.
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Code
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attach the following code to the Mallet clip by:
1. select the clip on the stage.
2. open the actions panel.
3. If you are not in Expert mode press Ctrl+Shift+E to switch.
4. then type the folowing code in the box.
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onClipEvent (load) {
Mouse.hide();
}
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
this._x = _root._xmouse;
this._y = _root._ymouse;
}
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now with this code you have removed the normal cursor and replaced it with the mallet on the stage. Test the Movie.
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Click Effects
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1. Double click the mallet clip to edit it.
2. Go to Frame 1 on the actions layer of the mallet clip and insert the following code:
stop();
3. Add keyframe in frame 2 to the actions layer.
4. Label the frame in the properties inspector: Swing
5. Finally add a ketframe to the last frame of the clip in the actions layer with the following code:
gotoAndStop(1);
6. Return to the scene.
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Make it swing when clicked
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1. Click the Mallet Clip and open the actions panel
2. Insert the following code on the line directly after:
Mouse.hide();
3. the code to add is:
this.onMouseDown = function() {
this.gotoAndPlay("Swing");
};
4. Make sure you left the Squigly bracket under it to close the onClipEvent(load) event handler.
5. Test the movie
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CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE MADE YOUR FIRST CUSTOM CURSOR IN FLASH MX


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-05-02
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