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Scrolling content in Director MX 2004

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Hi,

I am very new to Director and have just started to build my first movie.  I have set up all the pages and just need to add content.  I have an area of the stage that I want to put the main content but am not sure how to get it to scroll.  Basically the content is a mixture of text, images and flash animations, not one member.  I would like to be able to put all these members into an area, 600 x 350 pixels in size and scroll.

Is this possible?  If so, please could someone tell me how to do it (in very simple terms) because I have been looking and can't find anything about this.  

Thanks,

John
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There are some custom scroll behaciors on www.mediamacros.com. Just search for scroll
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Thanks but like I said, this is my first movie so that doesn't make any sense to me.  There are no instructions or anything with the behaviours.

I don't even know if what I hope to achieve is possible.  I have an area in the centre of the stage where I am hoping that I can have some sort of container to hold text, images and flash movies.  I want to be able to scroll this either using Directors built in scrollbars or a custom one.  Is this possible with Director?

If so, please could you suggest how I would do this.  Again, simple instructions are required as I am thick :-)

Thanks,

John
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Behaviors are just scripts.  Set them to type "behavior" in the property inspector, then drag and drop them on the sprite.  It will prompt you for the info it needs. :)  

I might suggest running some of the tutorials to get yourself familiar with base terminology.  Its much easier to help after that. ;)
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Thanks, I will have to look at that.

Is it possible to set up a container to hold the content for scrolling?

John
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You can create film loops by copying items in the score and pasting that into a new cast member.  Controlling them gets into more complex lingo though.
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Thanks, I will look into that.  A screenshot (edited with photoshop) of what I want to do can be seen at: http://www.designers-paradise.net/images/screenshot.gif

Would it be easier to make this in flash and import it?

Thanks,

John
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Well it depends on what you find "easier". ;)

If you already know Flash well then it might.  I don't think overall its easier, but Director has a learning curve for you at the moement.
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