Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing buttons , part of Learning Flash Professional.
Let's take a look at the third and final type of symbol in Flash, the Button symbol.…Open up a blank FLA file, and let's create a button by grabbing our Rectangle…tool, choosing a blue fill, and then under Rectangle Options, I'm going to bump…up my rounded corners measurement here, so we get slightly rounded corners.…Then, we'll draw a rectangle on the stage.…Now, with my Arrow tool, I'm going to select the rectangle shape, right-click,…and choose Convert to Symbol, and let's give it a name of Rectangle.…Make sure you've selected Button from the Type dropdown.…
Flip over to your Library really quick and you will see, aha!…Yup, there is my new Button symbol.…Now, let's double-click on the instance on the stage to go into the button's own timeline.…You'll notice that just like with the other symbol types, on the upper-left it…says Scene 1 and then Rectangle.…So we've stepped into the button, we're editing its timeline.…You can see that a button timeline is different than that of a movie clip, or a graphic symbol.…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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