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Creating a certain effect in Flash Studio 8

Please take a look at the effect you get when you click on Next and Previous on this web page: http://www.biosensewebster.com/company/companyHistory.aspx
The company I'm working for right now has a copy of Flash 8, and wants this same effect. Is this a no-brainer in Flash 8? (Even if it is, I'm sure I'll have more questions on it later).

Thanks!

John
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Hi John,

I suspect that nobody has tackled this question yet because constructing something like this would require a basic understanding of how Flash works.  I think you scared folks off by stating your company has a copy of Flash 8, meaning you've never touched it before?

Before doing something like this, you'll need to know the basics including working with the timeline, keyframes, buttons, tweens, library symbols, ActionScript, etc.  Flash comes with a series of tutorials that cover the basics, and you can also find a bunch here: http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/Getting_Started/

If you have any programming skills, you can also do most everything in ActionScript.  In fact, you would need to know some ActionScript anyway to program the functions in the two buttons.

Hope this helps!
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Hi Graphixer,
I think I misreperesented myself if I'm coming off as a complete novice. My knowledge of AS is pretty limited, but I'm pretty good with the design stuff.  Take a look at this site I put together in Flash to get an idea of what stage I'm at: http://www.njcall.com.
All I'm wondering is whether or not the effect you see at the link above can be re-created easily in Flash MX2004 (the latest version I have personally) or Flash 8.  I seem to remember that this way of bringing images in was a new functionality in some more recent release.

Thanks,
John
Oand, yes, I would love to learn how to write in AS. I'm pretty handy with VBA in Excel, and I imagine there's some similarity.

John
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Yes that does help, thanks. I can duplicate the effect more or less with variable rate tweening, but let's see if someone else comes along with the code that empowers the entire process.

Thanks,
John