First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Search tutorials
Author: Michael Miller | Website: http://www.mindwhirl.com

Step 6: The Sound Movie Clip/Button

To complete this, you will have to hide the "menubutton" and the "menubutton mask". Do this by clicking the dot under the eye icon on each layer. When you can just see the "menubar" insert a keyframe on the "sound movieclip" layer at frame 4. Draw a shape on top of the menubar. This will be your "sound movie clip button", so select it and choose Insert > Convert to symbol. In the symbol propeties dialog box, name the symbol "soundmovie" or somthing similar. Choose Movie Clip as the type and click ok. We have to make it a movie clip and not a button because we want the button to have different states depending upon what the variable of "sound" is.

Now, go ahead and right-click the "soundmovie" symbol and from the pop-up menu, choose edit. This will bring you into symbol editing mode. The graphic for your button will already exist on frame one. So rename that layer button. Then Insert 3 layers:

  1. Labels
  2. Actions
  3. Onoff text
  4. Button (will be on the bottom layer.)

Click-drag on frame 15 of the labels layer down to the button layer. This will select frame 15 on each layer. Right-click the black line and choose insert frame from the pop-up box.

» Level Advanced

Added: 2000-12-15
Rating: 7 Votes: 43
(10 being the highest)
» Author
No information about the author has been provided.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • 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  • Your email address will not be published.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: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
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: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.