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Author: Mimi Widjaja

Second Trick: Create Sparkling

Like my tutorial on Soaring Spring-Flower , we need to draw the spark image. Draw it in size less than 10 x 10 pixels, as show below:

Create a spark movie clip

First, draw a rectangular shape, size 50 x 50 pixels. Using grid will help you to do it. Convert the shape (Insert > Convert to Symbol or F8) into movie clip, named it as sparkmc. Double click sparkmc, then convert it to Button and add actionscript:

on (rollOver) {

Double click the button, make it as invisible button by hit (F6) only its hit area, and left the rest blank.

Add a new layer as guide layer (Insert > Motion Guide ) with some new layers at its below. In Guide Layer draw some curve lines as motion guide for the spark objects below. Lock the layer. Drag spark image to the stage, put it to follow the motion guide and make it tweened. Repeat this step for other motion guide lines in different layers and at different keyframe start-end position. To give better effect of sparkling, you can adjust the spark alpha differently.

Then, in Guide Layer at keyframe1, put the action:


This stop action combined with the button action above is telling the sparkmc movie clip not to play (sparkling) before the mouse (magic wand) rollover in it.

At this step your sparkmc timeline and stage will look like this:

The second trick is finished...

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-12-24
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Mimi Widjaja basically an agronomist has strong interest in flash and web/ multimedia design. Having experience working in graphic design. Fond of flasing, writing and travelling. You see... I'm a flasher not a magician!
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