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switch
06-22-2003, 07:27 AM
Hey all,

I'm trying to build a menu such as the one seen on http://www.dnastudio.com . Really, it's just a normal text based menu, but when you move over one of the menu items, a little bar will follow your mosue around from item to item.

Could anyone point me towards a tutorial or example file of something sorta like this?

farafiro
06-22-2003, 08:13 AM
see the easing tut in
www.bit-101.com/tutorials

switch
06-22-2003, 08:16 AM
Oh sweet! My hero! I'll go check this out in more detail so you can get back to your job as a mild mannered reporter at the Daily Planet..lmao :D

farafiro
06-22-2003, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by switch
..........so you can get back to your job as a mild mannered reporter at the Daily Planet..lmao :D huh :confused:

switch
06-22-2003, 08:38 AM
lol..it's a Super Man reference (it was Clark Kent's day job) :)

So I managed to get an object to float around in a line like I wanted by adding this to the movie clip. So far, so good. Now I just need to figure out how to control where the movie clip stops.

The example I've attached will move exactly where I click parallel to where I click. That's 90% of what I'm trying to do. THe last part is to try and get the clip to snap to the center of the link. Any tips?

switch
06-22-2003, 08:57 AM
Quick (and minor) update, I went throught the tutorials section armed with the name of this effect and I think I found something I can use to get the effect I'm after here -

http://www.actionscripts.org/tutorials/intermediate/Easing_Menu_System/index.shtml

I'm making some of the final tweaks right now and I'll post my source files for anyone else to use if it works :)

farafiro
06-22-2003, 08:59 AM
empty zip file

subquark
06-24-2003, 05:57 AM
farafiro is Superman!!! :) That dnastudio.com is very nice! Thanks for the bit-101 link!

highv0ltage
01-24-2004, 03:31 AM
Thanks for the help on this subject, but here's my request. I need help with this same type of idea but could I get the motion to be activated by a mouseover on a button and could I get the movie to start out at a certain location instead of at (0,0) and then have the movie move back to where it started on a mouseout or something? You understand what I'm saying? Thanks.

pixelwit
01-24-2004, 06:21 AM
Would this movie (http://www.actionscripts.org/showMovie.php?id=466) help any?

-PiXELWiT
http://www.pixelwit.com

subquark
01-24-2004, 07:50 AM
that is really nice motion pixelwit! thanks for pointing your fla out, I missed it before. :)

pixelwit
01-24-2004, 07:56 AM
You're welcome. I figure I took the time to make the darn thing so I might as well let people know about it. :)

-PiXELWiT
http://www.pixelwit.com

highv0ltage
01-24-2004, 12:51 PM
Yes, that exactly the direction I'm going. Now I just need to figure out how to return the movie clip to the original location after a certan time.