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Hey there guys,

Here is a simple, maybe even stupid question but i need some help.

I have a site with a small flash movie in part of it.. I want to link the entire animation but soon discovered that it wasn't letting me do this. I suspect that i have to link to the page within the Flash movie and have no idea how to link the entire movie (all frames)

Can someone please expalin what i need to do here?

Nugs
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by:Lobo042399
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Hi Nugs,

You want to link the entire animation... where? are you trying to hotlink it somewhere else? Are you trying to create a clickable link inside the Flash file? The question is a little vague. Do you have a URL that we can look to see what is that you have and what is that you're trying to do?

Good Vibes!

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by:Nugs
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Just a normal link to another page on the site. I was hoping to link the flash movie much like you simply link a image...
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by:Lobo042399
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Ohhh, gotcha.

No, you have to create a button in the movie, you can't make the movie itself to be a clickable link. You could create a completely transparent button in the movie the size of the whole thing so that there's no visible link and the whole movie appears to be clickable.  Or you could create a transparent button (maybe with a transparent GIF) and place if on TOP of the movie using CSS. That might work, too.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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Any resources online that would explain how to do this. This is like my second time using Flash...
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Flash comes with a built in hands-on tutorial that covers buttons, so you can check there and practice. After you've learned from it how to create a button and link it, all you'd need to do is make a button in your file in a new layer, you give your shape a solid colour (say white) and then use the Alpha setting to 0% to make it transparent. That way, the button will be there covering the whole movie but it will be invisible.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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by:Nugs
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I'll give it a shot and let you know...

Cheers
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by:Nugs
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Ok i finaly got this stupid link going. Really harder than it should be!
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by:Lobo042399
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Hi Nugs,

It gives you a new appreciation for those people who spend days without food or sleep creating cool work in Flash, huh?

Glad you got it figured out, and thanks for the points.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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