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Hi I was able to create my first simple movie but I need some help on the interactivity for it.

The basic premise of the movie is it is 4 tabs. In each frame one is maximized and the other 3 are minimized.

What I would like it to do is 5 things...

1. If someone mouseover's the maximized tab the movie pauses...
2. If someone mouseover's a minimized tab the movie jumps to a frame in which that tab is maximized and then pause.
3. While it is paused it will still jump to a different frame if someone mouseover's a different tab.
4. If someone clicks on a maximized tab it will go to a web site (hotspot)
5. The movie will begin again if someone moves their mouse off the movie.

I look thru the tuturols but couldn't find anything for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jason
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A project like this may require a redesign.

You should have only one frame in your scene (Odd, huh?). The reason for this is as follows.

You should take all the frames of your movie (which will be paused or stopped by the mouse events) and paste them into a new movie clip. Call it "movie" .

Now drop that movie clip into the first frame of your scene. In this first frame, on another layer, you should have the tabs.

Once you've dropped the movie, right click and go to its properties. Type in "movieclip" for the Instance Name.

For each tab, follow these instructions:

Now right click on your tabs (which must all be buttons or behave like buttons, you can change this in their Properties) and go to their Instance Properties.

In the maximize box's Actions tab, add this script:

On (Roll Over)
Tell Target("/movieclip")
   Stop
End Tell Target
End On

The rest of the code you should do yourself to learn. I have given you the basic idea, though, and it's very vital to what you are trying to do.

I hope I have helped you!

-Dan
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by:schlitz100
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Thanks for taking time to answer.

I understanding the coding part. I just don't understand about pasting the frames of the original movie into a clip and then pasting the clip into a movie and then pasting the movie into the first frame of the new movie. How do I do that?

Thanks again
Jason
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by:schlitz100
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Thanks for taking time to answer.

I understanding the coding part. I just don't understand about pasting the frames of the original movie into a clip and then pasting the clip into a movie and then pasting the movie into the first frame of the new movie. How do I do that?

Thanks again
Jason
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