I just found this board and was thrilled to see that there are people here with knowledge of Flash MX. I’m a new beginner with Flash MX and I need to use it for the final project in one of my classes. We have to make some “artsy” flash movies that use interaction.
I’m having a hard time understanding things like Action Scripts and how to use them and do certain things. I’m also having a hard time figuring out how to use buttons. I can make one but I don’t know how to use the button to take the user to a different point in the timeline.
Specific things I really need help on: how to get an object to follow the movement/path of the mouse. I want an image to move around the screen as you move the mouse around. I’d also like that image to leave a “trail” behind, showing the path that it moves. I guess like an onion skin (I think that’s the right term?).
I’m sure this sounds like a really easy thing to do but I’m new to Flash MX and the book I have doesn’t help me very much. And Macromedia really gets on my nerves… I wish Adobe made something like this.