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Buffer - Adding the Progress Bar

Draw the empty buffer bar symbol and another symbol which is the size of one of the segments on the buffer bar.

In the first layer put the empty buffer bar, then add 4 empty frames to the layer. In the second layer add 5 keyframes and create the 5 stages of the buffer bar, i.e. put the segments in so it contains 0-4 segments in frames 1-5.

Note: You can change the sequence of the layers by dragging them up and down. The front most layer is the top layer and vicer versa.

We are now going to add our frame actions so create a new layer with 5 key frames in. Double click frame 1 to modify its properties and choose the actions tab. Choose stop from the drop down menu and then choose set variable from the drop down menu with buffer_length as the variable and 0 as the value. This is so that when we carry on to the preloader we know what choice we have made. Repeat this for the other keyframes but change the buffer_length variable by +25 for each frame, this is indicitive of the percentage.

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Added: 2000-10-04
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