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« on: April 14, 2010, 05:24:37 PM »

Since Adobe Director support .swf file format form Adobe Flash as well as others .swf compatible applications.
It will be good an idea to created buttons by take advantage of this feature.
1.  In order to make Flash button, you will need to convert your elements (bitmap images or vector images) in to Symbol.
2.  There are 3 types of Symbol in Flash, Movie Clip, Button and Graphic.
3.  Movie Clip contain timeline, that let's you created animation.
4.  Button contain 4 different stage of interactivitis. Up state is a normal stage, Over state presents when your mouse over the button, Down state present when you click your mouse on the button, and Hit stage is the area that you define hot area to click on the button. Button can contain anothers kind of Symbol such as Movie Clip to make animate button.
5.  Grphic Symbol, considering the simplest. Using when you want to animate or reused your element accross the project.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 05:32:49 PM »

In order to animated something in Flash you will need:
1.  Convert you Bitmap (Photo) or LineArt (Vector) into Graphic Symbol.
2.  Then you need timelime to animate, with keyframe. So if you do not have timeline yet, in situation of "Button" Symbol. You will need to covert you elements into "Movie Clip" Symbol first, then convert the object that you need to animate into "Graphic" Symbol.
3. With this technique you can combine your animation with button, to have different animation on different state of interaction.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 05:39:19 PM »

Masking techniques on Falsh Timeline
1.  You can use any above layer to mask the layer below by right click of the above layer, then select mask.
2.  You mask can be animate too.
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