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Q: Special effect in Making Flash animation ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Special effect in Making Flash animation
Category: Computers
Asked by: victoriamkk-ga
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Posted: 08 Oct 2006 18:04 PDT
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Question ID: 771851
Please refer to the website .  I?don't how to
acheive the effect of when mouseover any one of the four slice of the
photos, that one slice will extend to a whole picture.

Do I need to use ActionScript? Well I know at least I need to use
on(dragOver) or on(rollOver) but I don't know what code to add after

Also, If I put pics in different layers, one will cover up another, if
I resize the pictures to small slizes, they will be rerendered, and it
will only reduce the whole picture. It will not show the wanted
behavior to hide part of the picture but still keep the left over part
of the picture in the original ratio.

Please give me some hints/suggestions asap!!! Thanks!!!

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 08 Oct 2006 19:43 PDT
Howdy victoriamkk-ga,

Would you be so kind as to check the following flash/swf files and see if they
would be the type of thing that would help you?  Thanks!

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Question by victoriamkk-ga on 08 Oct 2006 20:20 PDT
Thanks denco-ga
It was similar to that, but not exactly the same. I don't know if you
have checked the link I provided in my previous message.

What I want is, at 
step 1: Four photos, each show only a part(note not a smaller portion
of the photo, but part of the photo, means getting the part not be
reducing the size), aligned together, so that it feels like the 4
pictures are covering one another.
step 2: As the mouse move over one of the part, the whole photo of the
corresponding part will be extended to a full picture, but will cover
up other pictures.
step 3: when mouse leave that part, the situation back to step 1 phenominon.

I don't know if I have explained clear enough, do please ask me
further questions if needed.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Special effect in Making Flash animation
From: minitux-ga on 12 Oct 2006 01:21 PDT
Been a while since I done any flash work. However looking at it you
definitely need actionscript. Create 8 different animation sequences
of the 4 pictures expanding and minimizing. Break the main frame
picture into 4 different regions, mouse over 1 then go to the
animation sequence for expanding and vice versa for minimizing. Repeat
the same for the other regions.
Subject: Re: Special effect in Making Flash animation
From: unr3a1-ga on 15 Oct 2006 14:43 PDT
Hi victoriamkk-ga,

I think I know how to achieve the affect you are looking for. I will
try to explain how it is done as clearly as possible.

1)On one frame (let's say frame 1) in the movie timeline, there are
four different  buttons, each arranged on the first layer, each with a
specific slice of the picture show when the mouse doesnt hover over

2)In each individual button, action script is used to detect on
rollover or on rollout. When rollover is triggered, it simply goes to
a section of time on the movie timeline and plays the transition
affect for x # of frames until you roll out.

So this isn't really an actionscript effect. The only actionscript
used is that which detects if a mouse is over the button, and if so
where to redirect to in the movie timeline to where the expanding
effect is and when to stop.

Hope that helps you out.
Subject: Re: Special effect in Making Flash animation
From: solely-ga on 15 Oct 2006 15:24 PDT
Hi victoriamkk-ga.

I see two different ways to solve you problem.

1. Create 4 button (with picture) and 4 masks with needed animation
(1st frame - initial state, last frame - full-skale state. On last
mask frame set stop()). On each button.rollOver set function play ()
for needed mask. On each button.rollOut set function gotoAndStop(1)
for each mask. So, when you rollOver second button, the second mask
play animation and stop, and when you rollOut button, the second mask
animation gotoAndStop on first (initial frame) this animation.

2. Please see this example with AS implementation:
There are four movieclips with pictures (one by one) and four buttons
side by side. onRollOver create mask for each movieclip and animate
one mask depending on overed movieclip.

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