by Blabj : 1
to pause at the best bit in your animation? Or maybe let the
viewer pause, and look in detail at your well crafted
animation? Well in this tutorial, I shall be showing you how
to add a Pause, and play button into your animation!
what you will be creating]
How To Make It Happen
download and open the .FLA
file into flash. This will have the bare bones of what we
need to make in the example. If you wish to not use the
example at all, this will also be very easy to do, and i
shall explain what to do along the way. We now have to go
to our library folder, so go to Window/ Library, or press
CTRL+L to access it alternatively. Now drag and drop the
two buttons into place in the Button layer, and put them
where you feel necessary*.
- Now that we
have the animation open, you will see that I have already
created the animation for you! This is where, if you are
not following the example file, you can go wild and create
something really cool and special! But please make sure to
stay within the animations layer.
[ Try to
stay only within the animations layer for your designs]
- We now have
to go to our library folder, so go to Window/ Library, or
press CTRL+L to access it alternatively. Now drag and drop
the two buttons into place in the Button layer, and put
them where you feel necessary*.
[*If you are
not following the .FLA File , You should create two buttons
called Play and Pause]
- You now have to highlight the Pause button,
and input this code into the Actions Panel.
Highlight the Play button and input this code into the
- Time to test your animation. You should see
a blue square morph into an orange circle and back again,
and if you press the pause button, it should stop the
animation on its current frame, then press play to resume
Congratulations! You have just
incorporated buttons into your animation!
- on (press)
What this does, is it tells the animation
to stop on it's current frame. OnRelease tells us that, when
the button is released, it will do the next command. The
next command is Stop(); which tells it to stop on the
- on (press)
This tells the movie to play again. As
explained above, OnRelease tells the button that, once it is
released, it should do the next command. Play(); tells the
animation that it can start to run again.
animation didn't work, are you sure that you stuck
to the guidelines of the tutorial clearly?
Did you try to
jump into the deep end straight away and try to make
the whole thing all by yourself? Why not complete
the tutorial as it is meant to be done, and then
make it your own way?
You can download the final source also:
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and for extra advice,
try the kirupa.com forums.
Thanks for reading!