First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
651326 Members and growing! | Flash Jobs
Search tutorials
Author: Galego | Website: http://jason.eastendinteractive.com

The Thumbnail Clip

Create the Thumbnail

In your library window, duplicate the object2View clip and edit it. Use the info. or properties panel to change the height and width to a factor of the original. For this sake, we'll make the thumbnail 1/5th of the original (120x88).

Note: When sizing (or resizing) the thumbnail (new Window/in the current Window/in Place). If there is special interactive functionality in the object2View clip that you don't want transfered...you will need to edit or simply mask it with an inert button.

Position the Thumbnail

Go back to your main timeline and place the thumbnail onto the stage on a new layer. You can place the thumbnail anywhere you'd like in reality. The important thing is to note where you do place it. For this example, we'll place it at (650,10).
Hint: round numbers and the info. panel make it easier to deal with the math later.

After placing the clip, name the instance 'lilfigure'. Why? Because the thumbnail was a small version of the 'figure'. Feel free to change these names to suit your project.

» Level Advanced

Added: 2002-08-20
Rating: 8 Votes: 21
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Galego (aka Jason White) is an Instructional Designer and a Capoeirista from Grupo CapuraGinga.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • 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  • Your email address will not be published.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.