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THIS TUTORIAL IS MADE FOR ACTIONSCRIPT 2. IT WILL NOT WORK FOR ACTIONSCIPT 3.
YOU CAN STILL USE AS2 IN CS3, JUST MAKE SURE TO CLICK THE RIGHT BUTTON IN THE "NEW FILE" DIALOG THINGY. ALLCAP BOLD TEXT!


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-EDIT- Changed the section, since the Flash > Utilities section is always filled with crap, and the Utilities > Tutorials > Flash section was the right one all along.
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:iconanothermugofcoffee:
AnotherMugOfCoffee Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The sudden music almost gave me a f***ing heart attack!!
thnx 4 da tutorial anyway :D
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KoJewKi Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ You'll be getting a thank-you gift from me.
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really helpful tutorial. Thanks!
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Animefreak0003 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You only showed the masking loadbar.. But how do you make it? That's the loading bar I've looked all over the internet for, and nobody has a proper explanation! :iconcryforeverplz:
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nuclear-fox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
If you are talking about the un-masking loadbar, you make it by doing the EXACT same thing but the mask moves rather than the "inside"
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CeridwenTaliesin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for your tutorial! It's awesome! :D
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SkyTheStarhero Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome stuff, but when I tried it, it kept flashing between loading and finished loading screens. Rapidly. How do I fix that? Cus everytime I used the action script and inputed it, it'd say there was an error.
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:iconjmayura:
JMayura Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks for the help,
did not work for me
I think I'll try again later
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:iconepic-shenanigans:
Epic-Shenanigans Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Not to sound stupid or anything, but what program do you use to make flashes?
I wasnt sure if it was in the allcap bold text or not.
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Zanshlou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Not sure why but when I test and do the "simulate download" thing it just goes white till it finishes loading and goes to the last frame. Any idea what could cause this?
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lyricalityNin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!
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:iconxanticheese:
xanticheese Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'why have decent when you can have astounding?' i love you loading wizard!
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PandoraInAJar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I probably did something worng. I'll try it all again from the begining, but I like your hats! they're not THAT silly.

=D

Here we use to say, when you know something, it doesn't matter how you show it. You have knowledge. And you did it with lots of fun, I'd say better explained than any book!
I'm so happy =]
Thank you!
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TacDavey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
Does anyone know what changes need to be made to the script to get it to not stop at frame 3? I want the movie to play instantly when the loading is done. Not wait for the person to press the play button.
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Migoto-Ookami Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this highly confusing. @__@ maybe i just need to sleep and then retry it. But some parts look like theyre missing steps and i cant figure out what to do.
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:iconrebel28:
rebel28 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HA HA, Just read through this tutorial. It's hilarious, and really good.
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rebel28 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
For an update on 'YOU CAN STILL USE AS2 IN CS3'

I'd like to add that you can still use it in CS5.5 as well. Most likely CS5 and CS4 as well.
Just for any users that are wondering
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:iconamitanchan:
Amitanchan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
And his best student was Sonic 2k6.
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Dread-Locked Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
thanx for this it really works! but in what layer and in what frame do you put ur movie?
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CrusaderMaria Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Thank you so much!
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:iconalem22:
alem22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have the program, I just think this is hilarious. Best. Tutorial. Ever.
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xx-Mary-xx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I want to view what I've done I immediately see the done loading... What did I do wrong? I already made the download setting at its lowest....
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Sherman-WIP Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for making this!
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LoneWolvesPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I followed the steps but it ALWAYS says that I can't apply actions to the button. What am I doing wrong?
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:iconkittygomou:
kittygomou Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconfrisca-freak:
frisca-freak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
NevermindI figured out what it was. For some reason the bar was tuned into a button. :XD:

THANK YOU FOR THE AWESOME TUTORIAL! Loading bars are so frustrating, especially with the actionscript 3 bluhness. This helped tons. ;w; :heart:
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Aliuh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Thank you!
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frisca-freak Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really easy to follow so far, but it seems like I have a problem... when I go to the "Border" layer and click on the first frame, it won't allow me to add actionscript. It says "Current selection cannot have actions applied to it."

I'm using CS4 and actionscript 2.0, if that's of any help. Sorry if I'm bothering you, you must get tons of questions already. ^^;
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Erebhe Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This was awesome and has given le knowledge! lol :3
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QwizzTest Featured By Owner May 9, 2011   General Artist
LMAO NEEDS MORE BACK ARROW!!!!! Hilarious AND informative... My faves.
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elizabethbluecatfish Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Very helpful and fun, but I'm still having a problem. Whenever I go to test it, simulate download, it'll be frozen on a random percentage, usually low, and won't move at all. If I right click > play, the percentage will go up, but not to 100%. I have to right click play multiple times for it to load completely.
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've been following your tutorial, and it's everything I could have wanted. It's very clear, and I love the explanations you put in for what the coding does.

I'm having an issue getting my Play button to function properly, though. I've enabled simple buttons in CS5, but when I simulate the download or test the movie, my play button doesn't work. When I test my button by clicking it on the stage (not the download sim or test), it works fine and rockets through the frames, even if messing up my sound timing.

Do you have any suggestions for this? Thank you for your help again. This is a great tutorial.
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PaytonPettet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I love you............
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I wish you had a go back button :( thats my only fault :o
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:iconpigbuster:
Pigbuster Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
You can go back at the end of each chapter! In retrospect that's kinda dumb but oh well.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
its no worries, im just thick with flash so i was going nuuuuuh!! :3

still i do appreciate the flash tutorial :3
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Ileia23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
I love you.
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:iconz-k-s:
z-k-s Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
You're so helpful loading wizard! You saved my day! XD
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:iconmiss-tam:
miss-tam Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
cool
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Iluvanime354 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
were did you get the music?
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:iconhappy-vamil:
Happy-Vamil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
That was ASTOUNDINGly helpful. Thank you!
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TacDavey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
Hmmm... Every time I try to play my movie my computer says there is a script that is making the computer go slow and that if this continues it will cause my computer to freeze. Is that the actionscript 2.0 thing you were talking about? Cause I'm pretty sure I have it on 2.0.

Anyone know what's up?
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MagicalBunnies Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Same here!
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:iconyurlene:
yurlene Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Thanks this really helped and it was entertaining too. I love the loading wizard and his crazy loading bars!!!!
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:iconiridogorgia:
iridogorgia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are probably reeeeal tired of hearing about Flash problems by now, considering how old this is, but I did the tutorial, but my stop AS didn't work. It's just looping all of the scenes all together for a million years. D;

I'm trying to make a loading bar for my Flash site, do you think that is necessary?
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sasukedamien Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Double checking: Did you put in " stop " or " stop(); "?
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:iconiridogorgia:
iridogorgia Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, I don't even remember. Probably the second one. Thanks for checking back, though!
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pichu0123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
cool tutorial.
question: is preloaders important to a flash vid? why? and what does it do?
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Pigbuster Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
If you don't have a preloader, a Flash vid will start playing the moment it loads the first frame. Thing is, download speeds fluctuate and frame sizes fluctuate, and that means that the playback is really jerky and poo, and this is not a good thing.

Preloading means every frame is loaded before it plays, so there's no doubt that the movie will run smoothly all the way to the end.
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pichu0123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
thanks for telling me =D
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