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Custom Cursor
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.
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.
now there should be the mallet movie clip on the stage where the orange ball was.
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.
onClipEvent (load) {
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
this._x = _root._xmouse;
this._y = _root._ymouse;
now with this code you have removed the normal cursor and replaced it with the mallet on the stage. Test the Movie.
Click Effects
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:
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:
6. Return to the scene.
Make it swing when clicked
1. Click the Mallet Clip and open the actions panel
2. Insert the following code on the line directly after:
3. the code to add is:
this.onMouseDown = function() {
4. Make sure you left the Squigly bracket under it to close the onClipEvent(load) event handler.
5. Test the movie


» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-05-02
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