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

Pt2 - Placed Movie Clips

Before we add the ActionScripts to each of these buttons, we need to make each of the placed blocks a named movie clip. The placed blocks are going to be used to simulate the blocks 'snapping' into place. Each of the blocks will have a sound attached to it that we will play when the blocks snap into place.

  1. Select the circle block in the box and make it a movie clip (Insert/Convert to Symbol… then movie clip). Then name the instance of the movie clip 'circle_in' by editing its properties (Modify/Instance… Definition… Instance Name).

  2. Repeat step 1 for each of the blocks in the box, naming them triangle_in, square_in, star_in, pentagon_in and hexagon_in.

  3. Edit the circle_in movie clip, making it 5 frames long.

  4. Add a layer for actions to the movie clip and label the first frame of this layer 'out' and add a Stop action to that frame. This stops the movie clip from playing further when the movie clip is loaded.

  5. Insert a blank keyframe on the Actions layer in the fifth frame. Label this frame 'in' and add a stop action. Add the sound 'sound_drop' to the fifth frame of the Actions layer. The sound should be synced as an 'event.'

  6. Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 for each of the blocks.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-12-05
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