How to create a simple static menu in flash
Posted on 2010-09-18
I am working with sixth form students and have been asked to cover Flash at laste notice and I have never used this program/environment myself and have found many tutorial useful for the basics like tweening and simple movements however I am having trouble adding the interactivity, such as buttons to click that will load a different layer/time/flash file. I have manage to draw a button and have some code that on click it will jump to frame x (100 etc). Anything more complex seams to just fail for me.
What I need now is a static menu i.e. 5 buttons on the left and different ‘pages’ to load when they are clicked and through an intensive search and many tutorials I still cant get any to work. Basically I am needed to create a small ‘website’ of five pages of information and due to the course we have to use flash not Dreamweaver. Please can I ask that the solution is as simple as possible 1 for me and 2 for my students as they have never used Flash either. Is there anyway for this to be done without action script or with as little as possible?
Also I don’t know how to keep the buttons or information on screen indefinitely - until the user clicks another button.
Any further information/clarification needed please don’t hesitate to ask.
Many thanks for any help you can provide it will be much appreciated by me and the students.