First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Zé Fernando | Website:

Create New Cursor

Next, we have to create another mouse cursor to replace the old one. Now, Flash 5 operates quite differently from other applications. Instead of making you chose from a cursor file - a .cur, .ani or even .ico file, Flash lets you create an object to replace the cursor. This is a part of the substitution trick.

On Flash's main window, select the menu Insert > New Symbol to create a new symbol. On the window that opens, call it "new cursor" (of course you can change the name if you want to). Make sure this is symbol has "Movie Clip" behavior selected, and then click Ok.

Your new mouse cursor - note the center Now you'll create your symbol. There's no big secret here - you can draw whatever you want to. The only thing you must remember is that the center of the symbol (indicated by a small cross) is the center of your cursor, that is, this will be the "sensitive" part of your new cursor. You can make whatever you want above or below the center of the symbol, but this center will act as the "clicking point" of your new cursor (see image for an example of correct use).

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-07
Rating: 8.98 Votes: 364
(10 being the highest)
» Author
No information about the author has been provided.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.