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Macromedia® Flash® MX 2004 Certified Designer Study Guide by James English

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Chapter 23. Animating with ActionScript

In Flash, the Movie Clip, Button, and Component symbols have instance names, and X and Y properties that can be changed programmatically. Anything whose position can be changed programmatically can be animated using ActionScript, thanks to the onEnterFrame event of the Movie Clip class, and setIinterval.

In this chapter, we review animation using ActionScript.

What Can Be Animated with ActionScript?

Any visual asset that can assume an instance name can be animated with ActionScript. This includes buttons, text fields, and components, as well as Movie Clips. ...

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