I'm extremely new to flash design.
I'm not wanting to do anything too fancy. I'm using Flash Pro 8 and basically all I want to be able to do is to design some buttons for my webpage. I know how to design a very basic button and make it change colour from Up, Over and Down and how to add a sound upon the mouse click. From this I have a basic grasp of how buttons function.
However, what I want to be able to do is make the object I choose to use as the button sort of float (i.e.) move upwards and have a small shadow appear beneath it, when the mouse is held over it. Basically I am going to have a background as a football/soccer field and each of the buttons are going to be in the shape of a football shirt placed on the field. I want these shirts to move/float when i hover my mouse over them.
I hope this makes some sort of sense as to what my aims are, and I would really appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction!
One way to create this effect is to just create the shirt object as a movieclip and place it inside each frame of the button. In the OVER frame you apply the drop shadow filter to it and move it slightly relative to the other frames. The filter can be applied via the Filters options (tab) in the Properties panel.
Thanks for the reply!
Please excuse my ignorance but I'm a bit confused...should the movieclip contain any form of animation, or just the shirt shape itself?
That's up to you. It doesn't necessarily have to... the slight change in position might be sufficient to give it the effect of having risen from its original position.