Chapter 3. Getting Interactive


What You Will Learn

In this lesson, you will:

  • Learn to use multiple casts and linked media

  • Learn more Lingo

  • Learn to use custom cursors

  • Add sound effects

  • Learn to allow keyboard control

  • Be introduced to text and field members

Approximate Time

This lesson should take you about one and a half hours to complete.

Lesson Files

Media Files:

btn_p1_norm.png

btn_p1_over.png

btn_p1_down.png

btn_p2_norm.png

btn_p2_over.png

btn_p2_down.png

growth_01.png

growth_02.png

growth_03.png

flower_cursor.gif

flower_matte.gif

text_holder.png

intro.aif

project1.aif

project2.aif

rollover.aif

Starting Files:

portfolio_start.dir

Completed Files:

None

This is the third lesson in the Portfolio Presentation project. In this lesson you'll build on what you've done so far with the portfolio by creating better buttons, adding sound and keyboard control, and more.

Thecompleted portfolio project

Interactivity is all about feedback. When you click a button in an interface, you expect to receive feedback: the button may look pushed down, or you hear a click, or something happens, triggered by the button. When only one of those things occurs, it doesn't feel quite right, as you might have noticed with the simple buttons from Lesson 2.

To get the most out of Directorand to be able to make your applications as interactive as you likeyou'll need some familiarity with Lingo, and using behaviors in general. In this and the next few lessons you'll get to know Lingo a little better as you further develop the portfolio.



Macromedia Director MX 2004. Training from the Source
Macromedia Director MX 2004: Training from the Source
ISBN: 0321223659
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 166
Authors: Dave Mennenoh

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