Change the object size

3.11.2006, 15:40
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Use this tutorial to see how to change the object size in flash 8, using the Action Script. You will also learn how to convert some object into a movie clip symbol and how to apply action script on that object.

Step 1

Create a new flash document, press Ctrl+J key (Document Properties) and set Width to 300 and Height to 200px. Frame rate set to 60 fps (Frames per second).

Step 2

Create or Import any object. For this example, I'll draw this object:

Step 3

Select the object and press F8 key (Convert to symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip.

Step 4

Double click on a new made Movie Clip (object), to go in its inside.

Step 5

Then, while your object is still selected, press again F8 key to convert it again into a Movie Clip.

Step 6

Select the object, open the Action Script Panel (F9), and paste this script:

onClipEvent (load) {
baseX = _parent._x;
baseY = _parent._y;
onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
distanceX = _root._xmouse-_parent._x;
distanceY = _root._ymouse-_parent._y;
if (distanceX < 0) {
distanceX = -distanceX;
if (distanceY < 0) {
distanceY = -distanceY;
distance = Math.sqrt((distanceX*distanceX)+(distanceY*distanceY));
if (distance < 350 and distance >-150) {
_parent._xscale = distance;
_parent._yscale = distance;
onClipEvent (mouseMove) {

Step 7

Then, while your object is still selected, open the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3), and under Color choose Alpha and set it to 45%.

Step 8

Go back on the main scene (Scene1) and duplicate your object few times.

We're done!


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