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Frame Flow and Jumps in Flash Designer.

This tutorial explains how to change default animation flow in Flash Designer.

By default the animation runs from the first frame to the last frame and then it loops to the beginning. Each frame lasts 1 second on the screen. In the following examples we will use 3 frames numbered 1,2,3:

flash jump

To change frame duration (delay) use the “Frame List” toolbar:

frame list

Stopping the animation

To stop the movie at particular frame change “Delay” to “Stop”, or choose “Frame” > “Frame Delay” and check “Stop” option.

delay

To start the animation when the users clicks a button, draw a button and set its “OnClick” action to “play” (select the button and choose “Action” > “OnClick”)

onclick

startplay

Jumping on mouse click

To jump to a particular frame change “OnClick” action to point to desired frame.

goto frame

jumpto3

Unconditional jump

To change default frame flow unconditionally use “Frame” > “Loop” command. Choose what frame should be displayed after the current frame:

loop

In the following example we jump to “Frame 3” immediately after “Frame 1”:

quick jump

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