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Flash 4 Questions

2 questions here... answer whichever you can:

Is there a way to change the cursor (create my own) for a Flash movie?
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I want to have a movie clip play when I click in a certain spot. Is there a way to tell where the user is clicking? Is there a mouse-location 'attribute'? It's a snowball which should play its splat animation wherever someone clicks!
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pscroggsAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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aaronjcgCommented:
So far as I know, you can't make your own cursor. If you want your snowball to splat, make a symbol of it and put your animation in the DOWN frame in the symbol editor. If you're not sure how to do this check your manual or post another comment.
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aaronjcgCommented:
Oh, yeah, when you make your snowball a symbol, make sure it's a BUTTON. That will give you the OVER, DOWN, etc. stuff in the symbol editor so that the user's mouse actions affect the snowball.
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pscroggsAuthor Commented:
The problem with that is that you have to hold the button down and keep it down for several seconds to see the splat. Is there any way to make the splat play in different spots after you release the mouse button?
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aaronjcgCommented:
You could set it to play on the OVER frame and increase the size of you editor for that button, but keep your snowball the same size. This should cause the snowball to animate whenever the user is over that larger area, however it may seem disjointed for the animation to run when the user is near the snowball rather than over it.
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aaronjcgCommented:
oh, you could also make some button symbols that only contain an action telling that animation to run and place them at various spots in your movie. I'm not sure if that's what your asking, though.
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aaronjcgCommented:
but if you just do the OVER thing, that should allow the animation to run its course, which seems to be all you want. okay, i won't post any more comments... i promise
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