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Create a Virtual CD Player in Flash 5 with ActionScript!

This is a really cool way to utilize the new soundObject Flash 5 Actionscript, and add some serious interactivity to your Flash pages. To see a full on version of this in action, check out (and vote for it on FlashKit if you like it).This tutorial presumes you are at least somewhat familiar with Actionscript and the basics of Flash 5, but I still try explain everything carefully without making this too long. Recommended reading (aside from the many cool tutorials on "Macromedia Flash 5: Training From the Source", and Colin Moock's "Actionscript: the Definitive Guide". Pure romance and adventure novels!

The main steps involed are:

1. Create main CD player SWF.
2. Add drag-n-drop interactivity to CDs.
3. Create external volume control SWFs utilizing the soundObject function in Actionscript.

Create your main file and artwork:

First open a new Flash file, save it as music.fla and create these layers: actions, cd1, cd2, player text, player, and envelope. (envelope is really just frivolous artwork.) We'll start dropping stuff in these different layers in a second.

Next you'll create your basic artwork. First create a button with whatever artwork you feel is appropiate for your project.( I named mine CD and made it using Flash 5's drawing tools to create a simple CD image).

» Level Advanced

Added: 2002-01-03
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Guymon Adams is a graphic designer in New Orleans, LA. Visit his site for more info.
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