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Create Loop to Keep Checking

Now select the second blank keyframe and this action:

Go to and Play (preloadScene, 1)
// keep looping in current scene to first keyframe until movie has loaded

Now create a movie clip an have it run in the first frame. This is an extremely simple one, good for movies that only take a short time to load. If you have a monster be imaginative a add some extra text or animation to entertain your visitor while they wait.

There you have it! Basic Preloaders in a nut shell. When you finish, test your preloader by selecting control Menu > Test Movie as well as Control Menu > Show Streaming.

"Don't finish the tutorial yet!! I want to know how to make a bar preloader in Flash". If you're pounding on the keyboard in frustration and want to know now, have a look at the preloader below for a tantaliser then check out our tutorial on Bar Preloaders.

Good luck and Happy Flashing!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-02-20
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