Flash ActionScripting for Designers: Controlling Timeline Playback
In Flash, once a movie starts, it plays in its entirety until it either reaches the last frame of the last scene on the Timeline or it is instructed otherwise. The only way to instruct Flash is through the use of ActionScripting.
Controlling the Timeline
In this article, I review the basic scripts you must learn to direct Flash to execute these basic yet critical project functions, including scripts to stop and play timelines, scripts to jump to frame numbers and labels, and scripts using button events to trigger actions.
We will accomplish this through the completion of a basic project involving these important scripts.