Stops & Scenes for Games in Flash
● Add a Scene and a stop(); command to your game.
✓ Scenes✓ Actionscript 3.0✓ stop ();
• This tutorial is part of the Run and Jump Platform Game Project.
• It is part of a series:
Step #1: Open your Project in Flash ~
✗ Click on your Actions and Labels keyframe
Step #2: Clear some Space in the Actions Panel ~
✗ Hit Alt (⌥) + F9 (or Right-Click and select ) and make some space at the top …
Step #3: stop(); ~
✗ Type stop( );
✗ Hit F9 again to close the actions panel.
✗ Also, hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+S to save your work.
Step #4: Scenes in Flash ~
✗ Now go to: Window > Other Panels > Scenes or hit the keyboard shortcut Shift+F2 …
✗ … and click the to Add Scene.
Step #5: the New Scene ~
✗ Drag the new scene to the top …
✗ … and re-name it.
✗ This is where the introduction to your game will go.
Step #6: New Layer ~
✗ Make a new "actions" layer in the new scene …
✗ … hit Alt (⌥) + F9 (or Right-Click and select ) panel and click inside.
✗ Type stop( ); - All your scenes need stops too.
Step #7: Opening Scene ~
✗ Create an Opening Scene, with a title, background and images.
✗ First, go to: Window > Color or hit: Shift (⇧) + Cmd (⌘) + F9 …
✗ … click Fill Color …
✗ … and select Linear Gradient as the Color type.
Step #8: Linear Gradient ~
✗ Double-Click on the " " at the end of the color spectrum and choose your color (you can change it later).
✗ Then do the other side:
Step #9: Rectangle Tool ~
✗ Get the Rectangle Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (r) …
✗ … draw a box that fills up your background:
Step #10: Paint Bucket Tool ~
✗ Now get thePaint Bucket Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (k) …
✗ … and drag it across the screen to change the direction of the fill:
Step #11: Text Tool ~
✗ Always create a new layer each time you ad something to your work:
✗ Select the Text Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (t) …
✗ Type in the title of your Game.
Step #12: Choose a Font ~
✗ In the Properties Panel (Cmd+F3) choose a font that matches your theme.
✗ Scroll thru the Fonts using the down arrow to find one you like.
Step #13: Size and Color ~
✗ Change the size and color too.
Step #14: Embed the Font ~
✗ When you have everything looking the way you want it, hit Embed …
✗ … and select All:
Step #15: Drop Shadow ~
✗ In Properties click on Filters & add some effects to your text.
✗ Try Drop shadow first and any others you like: