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button of image, hit area

Posted on 2007-03-21
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I'm bringing in an image into Flash and making it a button, but want the outline of the image to be the hit area.  Unfortunately, when the image is brought in, it comes in with a square border.  How can I make the hit area of just the outline of the image only?
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by:Tom Ray
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put your image into a 1 frame movie clip.

create a button instance, put the movie clip instance in the 'up' , 'over' , 'down' and 'hit' states. in the 'hit' state select your 'rectangle tool' choose your stroke color and make your fill color none, and then click and drag from corner to corner over your image in the 'hit' state. it should 'snap' to the image edges. there is your outline. delete the image from the 'hit' state leaving only the stroke. use properties to thicken the stroke if needed
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by:COwebmaster
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I tried but in the hit area because the stroke and fill colors are none, nothing shows up.  Also, the image is in the shape of the state of Nevada so it's an odd shaped outline.
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"I tried but in the hit area because the stroke and fill colors are none, nothing shows up."
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sounds like your stroke color is set to nothing (diagonal red line)
make sure your have your stroke color set to a color.
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"the image is in the shape of the state of Nevada so it's an odd shaped outline."
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in that case just use the pen tool to outline the state.
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