How can I create this navigation
I was hoping someone out their could help me out. I'm getting back into Flash and I'm trying to help my girlfriend out with her website. Unfortunetly I have an old version of Flash MX. I need to create a navigation bar just like in the link I've provide below. Can any of you guys and girls out their help me out. How can I create this effect using actionscripts instead on hundreds of keyframes
Flash MX, huh? i don't think that version even used AS3 yet, so disregard this message if you can't use AS3...
there is a lot going on there (and not all good), so i will try to break down the 2 basic things that i see, and believe you are looking for.
First off, get yourself a good tweening engine, don't rely on Flash's. get greensock's TweenLite which is great ( http://www.greensock.com/tweenlite/ ). it is amazing, fast, easy, and ...free (but once you realize how great it is and how much you will use it, send these guys a few bucks to keep them going)
now you can much more efficiently do the tweens/transitions that are involved.
the first thing to address is that on rollover the 'buttons' change color. this is simple and easily done with TweenLite. see my file/code
the second is the moving/sliding panels. this can be a little tricky, but thought about and organized correctly, and using TweenLite or similar engine, it can be done a lot easier than is normally laid out in most tutorials. here is a recent thread where i described this for someone else:
here is a posting of my revised file which now also has a rollover effect:
here is the revised file if you want to look at and disect it. it is well commented out, but if you have more questions, feel free to ask. of course you won't be able to open the file in MX, so the complete code follows below. hopefully you can get the idea from the posted example and the code.