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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 21 comments and questions on Flash issues. They are listed according to date.

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Wants to do Flash animations General USA
 
Having trouble making a button Interactive Buttons
 
How to do it Simple Animations
 
Using quiz in Director Director
 
Simple animations Simple Animations
 
Vector graphics Concepts
 

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General

Wants to do Flash animations

February 12, 2004

Question

I am drowing illustrations, and want make them animations. How can I learn macromedia flash online?

selda - USA (2346)

Answer

http://www.school-for-champions.com/flash/simple.htm may help you. There are other Flash pages, as well as references to other tutorials. Best wishes.

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Interactive Buttons

Having trouble making a button

February 5, 2004

Question

hey!! was working with flash after a while...and got stuck with the "buttons". now the problem i am facing is.. after going to new symbol...and i write the name choose behaviour as button...so i get the up, over, down, hit stuff...now as soon as i get the button symbol from the library and place it in "up" and then when i go to "over" the button is ALREADY THERE. i first thought may be that's the way it should be..but coz of this reason when everything i have done and then when i say edit movie...it is not a button yet...
please explain this to me and tell me where am i going wrong.....thanx

- (2258)

Answer

You can use ready-made buttons from the Common Library. Just drag one onto your stage, and it is ready to use. Click on the button and add an Action to make it do something.

It sounds like you were able to make a button OK. Then you go back to Scene 1 and drag the button to the stage from the Library. When you test the movie (Ctrl-Enter) the button should work as designed.

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Simple Animations

How to do it

January 11, 2004

Question

I would like to create the simple Flash like the moving circle, but it not works.
I use stage, circle (tool), insert frame, time ( 20), ...
Please shows me the simple flash that i can follow to make the picture (circle) moving.
Thanks

Hong - (1893)

Answer

Try this:
1. Draw the circle or other figure.
2. At some frame like 20, from the menu: insert > frame.
3. Then click on frame 20 and from the menu: insert > create motion tween.
4. Click on the pointer or arrow tool and then drag the circle to the new position.
5. Press Ctrl+Enter to see the animation.

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Director

Using quiz in Director

November 13, 2003

Question

i'd like to know whether director mx can generate marks (overall) in a quiz.

e.g: there are 10 questions in a quiz. how would we know that how many questions that we answer correct? can we do it with director mx? how?

rheta - (1199)

Answer

I'm sure you can do it. Macromedia may already have components to do that. Check http://www.macromedia.com/ and then go to Developers > Exchange. Also, you can check with the author of the article at mdavid@email.com.

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Simple Animations

Simple animations

September 4, 2003

Question

Thank you so much for you simple quick instructions...they helped me more than any book or other tutorial, to get started fast in making animations...greatly appreciated. Thanks,


Damian

- (415)

Answer

I'm glad the material was useful to you. Have fun making your animations.

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Concepts

Vector graphics

August 13, 2003

Question

This site is very much useful for me to clear my doubts. But please tell me what is meant by vector and vector graphics.

- (208)

Answer

Normal or bitmap graphics used in computers is a series of pixels or little colored squares. This make the image file size large and the squares show up when enlarged.

Vector graphics use lines that are defined by equations. Areas inbetween lines can be filled in with color. This allows the image size to be much smaller, which is good for using on the Internet. Also, on enlargement, the lines are still sharp.

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