Copy the frames for both the Products and Contact Layers
by clicking on Frame 10
of the Products Layer
and dragging down to Frame 14
of the Contact Layer.
the selected Frames from both Layers by clicking on them and dragging
them to the right so that both layers line up at Frame
14 of the About
Layer. What you're doing
here is staggering the layers so that the menu items come in one
at a time.
for only the Contact Layer and line up the first frame of the Contact
animation with the last frame of the Products
animation: Frame 18.
Step 5: Animating the menu items: Animating
(F6) at Frame 22 for both the About
and Products Layers.
will already have a keyframe at Frame
22 because that is where
the animation ends.
1 for each of the 3 layers, at Frame
all 3 layers selected at Frame 26,
set the Alpha to 0
the 3 layers still selected at Frame
26, use your Left
Arrow key and move the menu
items back to the left 20 times
for all 3 layers and create a Motion
Tween by going to the Frames
Panel and selecting Motion
for the About Layer and drag down to Frame 26
of the Products Layer.
This selects all the frames for each layer's animations
the selected frames so that the first frame lines up with Frame
26 of the Contact
by selecting Frame 26
through Frame 30
of the About Layer and
dragging it over to line up with the last frame of the Products
Step 6: Adding the Button Actions
a Keyframe at Frame 22 for the Main
to Frame 1 and select the Main Menu button
the Main Menu button
selected, open the Actions Panel
and add the following actions (see image below). This puts the
actions on only the first Frame and not at Frame
22. We don't want the Main
Menu button to be active
at Frame 22
or it will keep opening and closing itself.
This is telling Flash that when the cursor
mouses over the Main Menu button,
to go to the Over Label and begin
playing. This is how the menu items are animated.
We've added 4 New Movies to our
Flash 5 source files cd! These include detailed videos on:
1. Tell Target/With
2. Dynamic Text 1
3. Dynamic Text 2
4. Animated Fly Out menu Part 2
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