I'm having some difficulties with an interactive flash movie I'm trying to create. I have a 'shop front' graphic that I created for my website. This is one in a number that I have completed, and the others I have succesfully animated in Flash. The basic idea of the shops are to give the user the ability to rollover an item, have a large version of the price tag appear (and disappear on roll out) and turn the item itself into a link (an invisible button on top of it) to a thread on the forums that gives further details about the item. I have done this with a previous shop and attached the .swf so that you may better understand what I mean. (Note that it still has some issues with the price tag rollover, which I intend to fix.)
I have this new shop that I would like to incorporate new animation into. I've also attached the .swf (note if you need the .fla to further see what my project looks like I can get that to you - it just won't allow me to upload it) and it might be easier to follow my explanation if you view this. The graphic consits of two sets of scales and a cauldron. First off, I would like the cauldron's ladle to move continuously, from the point of the movie's loading. However, I also have animated the golden scales on the bottom shelf to dip down depending on which dish the user rolls over. I did this in a separate movie (which I also attached) and imported it into my shop front movie. I wanted the same rollover animation action to happen in this bigger movie, however I encountered difficulties. I am very much a learning Flash user and I can't comprehend the issue... but I did include the individual frames of the golden scale movie in the shop front movie so that it could still work.
However, my problem is that now, when I rollover the scales, the cauldron ladle will move or change position while I am rolled over the scales. This is because I am using the gotoAndPlay command to navigate throughout the different parts of the movie, so that I could animate the two sets of scales.
I hope this all makes sense. Could someone please tell me an easier way to have the scales animated (and still be able to rollover and have a another image appear (the price tag) while it is animating) and also the cauldron ladle stirring the entire time?
Thank you so much, it is very much appreciated!
I'm sorry to double post - I was just really hoping someone would be able to help me with this issue. It's quite frustrating and I am sure someone out there has the answer. I would really appreciate any help you can give.