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Author: Chris MacGregor | Website: http://www.typeindex.com/chris/

Pt1 - Drag Movie Clips

The first part of this project is setting up the block for dragging. To do this we need to create a series of buttons nested within movie clips. Remember, only movie clips can be dragged. That is why the buttons must be nested within a movie clip.

Figure 1: The Circle Button

  1. Select the circle block at the bottom of the stage and make it a button (Insert/Convert to Symbol… then Button). For this project, there does not need to be a different Up, Over, Down and Hit state.

  2. Repeat step 1 for each of the blocks along the bottom of the stage

  3. Select the Circle button and make it a movie clip (Insert/Convert to Symbol… Movie Clip). Then name the instance of the movie clip 'circle_out' by editing its properties (Modify/Instance… Definition… Instance Name).

  4. Repeat step 3 for each of the blocks along the bottom of the stage, naming them triangle_out, square_out, star_out, pentagon_out and hexagon_out.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-05
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