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Posted on 2003-11-04
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Hi all, I need some help. I have a button that has a movie that fades in on the buttons rollover state. Within that movie there is another button. how do i click on the button within the movie? As soon as i move my mouse off the hit state of the first button, my movie dissapears. There are around 8 buttons that will do this and the movies all load up in the same spot.

[   x   ]    [       ]    [       ]    [       ]     <--- buttons
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  on roll over movie loads here
    with another button in it


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[       ]    [       ]    [       ]    [       ]     <--- buttons

please help me. can you'all get back to me asap. Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Question by:engineroom
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Zeffer earned 500 total points
ID: 9682139
Firstly put the movie outside of the button..not in the over frame of the button.

put an instance of the movie on the stage..give it an instance name..say.. movie1

put a blank frame and a stop in frame one of movie1..you'll see a small circle to
show it's position on the stage and for selecting it.

on button 1

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie1.gotoAndPLay(2);
}

do the same with the next movie..call it movie2

on button 2

on(rollOver){
    _root.movie2.gotoAndPlay(2);
}

ok ..that's starting the movies on rollover
but so there is only one playing at a time..
make sure the others are 'parked' on the blank 1st frame..so..

button 1

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie1.gotoAndPLay(2);   //plays movie1
     _root.movie2.gotoAndStop(1);   //makes sure movie2 is stopped on frame 1
}

button 2

on(rollOver){
     _root.Movie2.gotoAndPLay(2);  //plays movie2
     _root.movie1.gotoAndStop(1);  //makes sure movie1 is stopped on frame 1
}

and so on for how ever many buttons.

you can target frame labels instead of numbers if you like

Z



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by:engineroom
ID: 9682353
i see, let me give that a shot, that might work

:-D
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by:engineroom
ID: 9686776
how do i do that in flash with the actions?

ex:  would it be under movie control, what would i click
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by:engineroom
ID: 9687138
okay Z, i found it, this is what i did, here's the actions i put on each button and the reason i did it this way (if you want to know)

*** on the properties button ***

on (rollOver) {
    mX.gotoAndPlay("fade");
    _root.properties.gotoandplay(2);
    mX = _root.properties;
}

*** on the clubMemberships button ***

on (rollOver) {
    mX.gotoAndPlay("fade");
    _root.clubMemberships.gotoandplay(2);
    mX = _root.clubMemberships;
}

******** ETC ****************

the reason i did this was cause if i did something like this _root.properties.gotoandstop(1) on rollover, it would just abruply stop and fade in the other movie. I wanted it to fade out so i applied the movie to a variable and told flash to fade what the current variable was. what do you think??? Thanx for all your help, it worked out great!!!

:)


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by:engineroom
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by the way, give me some feedback on what i did, tell me what you think. :)
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by:Zeffer
ID: 9717977
sorry so slow getting back.

That's an excellent and tidy solution to the fade thing..well done.

Z
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