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Author: Koresho Seshra | Website: http://thechroniclesoflife.net

In this tute I will be telling you how to make a custom cursor in Flash MX. This works for Flash MX 2004 as well, as there is almost no difference in the two.

Ok, first, make a keyframe on layer 1. You only need one layer and two keyframes for the cursor, for the rest of the movie you will probably need more :)

Anyway, create the first keyframe and in the actions panel for the keyframe insert this text:

Mouse.hide();
startDrag("pointer", true);

Alternately, you can click
Objects>Movie>Mouse>Methods>hide.

And for start drag you can go to
Actions>Movie Clip Control> StartDrag

Next you need to make a pointer graphic. Create the graphic, and convert it to a movie clip. Then, open it up (dbl-click) and drag the pointer until the cross is on the part where you want the "clicker" to go - usually the upper-left corner of the graphic. Wherever the cross is, that is where the pointer will click. Go back to the main movie window, and name the pointer with an instance name of "pointer". That way, what the actionscript says is "hide the mouse, then start dragging "pointer" with the mouse automatically.

That's all you need to do. However long the movie is, be sure to include a new keyframe with the pointer in it to the end, or it won't work.

» Level Basic

Added: 2004-09-21
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i am kinda new to flash, but am learning fast thx to flash kit!
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