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Setting up the main text - Movie Clip (cont)

Create a new Movie Clip and name it window. Rename the layer which it has to textMC and place an instance of textMC into frame 1. Give textMC the instance name text. Set it's x-position tot 0. Set it's y-position to +- 16.0 so that later we can put it's titelbar above at x-y 0-0 (this is a good idea if you later want to add actionscripts to influence positions). It should like this:

On main timeline, crate a layer called window and create an empty keyframe at frame 4, then drag an instance of window onto the stage. Click Control - Test Movie to see if you indeed get a window with text in it as a result. If so, you're ready to continue, if not, check the previous steps to find out where it went wrong

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-01-25
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Patrick Jansen is a freelance flash-, graphic- and webdesigner. Born in Holland, currently residential in Brazil. Worked for the compagnies Lectric b.v. ( and NIC b.v. (
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