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Old 01-28-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
drewp2
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Default Shrink to fit

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie and getting frustrated trying to do this. Any help greatly appreciated. My objective:

1. Two layers of content
2. On the uppermost layer, a large jpg (I won't say graphic or movie clip or button, because I don't know which to use).
3. On the layer beneath, hidden by the jpg in layer one, a picture frame.
4. I would like the viewer to see the large pic when they view the page (hiding the picture frame beneath). When they click anywhere on the page I would like the jpg to shrink to fit within the picture frame (and stop).

I know how to tween an image.
I know how to write a script to make it stop (b/c it's in the tutorial).
I don't know how to make the movie stay on the first frame until someone clicks, and then have the image shrink on the page.

Many thanks for advice,
drew

ps - i did post this to macromedia flash support boards. is it kosher to cross post? I received a (generous) reply there that was complicated (for me, again I'm new and not a programmer), but I'm trying to parse it. I am looking for (hopefully) something simpler. The reply (from kglad) was as follows:

assuming your jpg (converted into a movieclip with instance name picMC) is wider and heigher than your picture frame (with instance name frameMC), attached to picMC you can use:
on(press){
clearInterval(shrinkI);
shrinkI=setInterval(shrinkF,50);
}
and attached to a timeline frame use:
function shrinkF() {
if (picMC._width>=frameMC._width-factorX-2*offsetX) {
//choose offsetX and offsetY to suit your needs
picMC._xscale -= factorX; // pick factorX and factorY to suit your needs
widthDone = 0;
} else {
widthDone = 1;
}
if (picMC._height>=frameMC._height-factorY-2*offsetY) {
picMC._yscale -= factorY;
heightDone = 0;
} else {
heightDone = 1;
}
picMC._x = frameMC._x+offsetX;
picMC._y = frameMC._y+offsetY;
if (widthDone && heightDone) {
clearInterval(shrinkI);
}
}
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