First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Eddie Carroll | Website: http://www.flashkit.com

Building The Clip

Firstly you have to create the button. I won't going into details but if you need help, check out the tutorial on building buttons. Once you have a button we need to create a movie clip to house the button. To do this, select the button and press F8 or choose Insert > Convert to Symbol.... Now you want to edit your movie clip. Right-click on the new movie clip and select Edit from the context menu. The movie clip's timeline should appear with the button in the first frame.

Now we're going to set up the timeline. Firstly, place another keyframe in frame 2 by clicking on the frame and pressing F6. You will notice a copy of your button will also appear in this frame. Now select frame 5 and press F5. This will fill all the frames in between with frames containing your button on frame 2. This is so when the movies waits for the second click of the double click, the user will still see the button.

Next we need to add an actions layer. In this layer place 3 keyframes, one in frame 1, 2 and 7. By now your movie clip's timeline should look something like this.

Now let's add the actions!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-09-20
Rating: 6.84 Votes: 75
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Eddie is the Content Editor at Flashkit.com and is actually a sentient Gateway Solo 2150xl notebook that suffers from acute lysdexia and caffine addiction. He is carried on the shoulders of a semi-autonomous human called "Body".
» 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  • Your email address will not be published.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.