Flash CS3 – Starting an Interactive Flash Movie

Posted: May 23, 2013 in Adobe Flash, Tutorial
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This tutorial will help with the creation of a basic Flash mapping system that uses buttons to allow for interactivity.

  • Start by opening Flash and start a new Action Script 2 Flash File

     

  • Before creating the images and buttons we will make layers for each of these to be created upon. To make a layer, click on the New Layer button and give each layer a name that reflects what it will be used for.

     

    NOTE: The Action Script layer is where we will add some code to help control the loading of other Flash movies. More about that later though….

     

 

  • Click on the Background Map layer and design yourself a Pirate Treasure Map:

     

     

  • Now select a feature from your map that can be used to link to another Flash movie. I am selecting the Volcano. Copy it to the Buttons layer

     

  • Convert the volcano picture to a button by pressing the F8 shortcut

  • Once made into a button open the button editor by Double Clicking on the blue square. This will now show a different timeline at the top:

 

 

 

  • Now make a make a new layer and add new keyframes to the Over State in both layers

 

  • Add some new features to your image layer. I have added flames and smoke to my volcano

     

  • Add a question to your text layer

     

  • Now you need to create a New Flash Movie for the Volcano Story element.

 

 

EXTENSION:

You can create animation and add them to the animation layer.

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