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Author: Eddie Carroll | Website: http://www.flashkit.com

Getting Started

To begin with this tutorial will deal with basic preloaders, more advanced tutorials on preloaders are in the pipeline. Please also note that this is just ONE way of making a preloader. In my travels i've seen enough methods to write a preloader kama-sutra!

It is pointless creating a preloader for a movie that loads in a couple of seconds, for reasons that are obvious. So assuming that you have created a very big movie which requires a preloader, we need to create a new scene at the beginning of your flick (movie). To do this, choose Insert > Scene. You will see a new scene appear on your stage after your current scene. To modify the order of scenes or to rename it, choose Window > Inspectors > Scene. A small dialog will appear and allow you to organise your scenes (see below).

Click on the Properites button and rename your scene preloader. Now that you have your preloading scene, the next step is to ensure you add the necessary actions so it checks if your movie has loaded and when it has, it will play the next scene.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-02-20
Rating: 7.98 Votes: 461
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