Being the Actionscript newbie that I am, I was wondering if
anyone would be kind enough to help me add some interactivity to a
project I’m currently working on. I’ve made a rough
animated prototype of what I’m trying to do which I’ve
linked below, as well as a Flash file with the relevant graphics in
for anyone who wouldn’t mind helping me out.
The animated Shockwave file is linked
here The Flash file is linked
What I’m trying to create allows a user to
interactively part two bushes, to reveal a picture beneath. When
the bushes are returned to the original position by the user, the
picture is randomly changed. The user therefore sees the new image
the next time he parts the bushes.
• The user positions the cursor over one of the bushes,
and moves it by holding down the mouse button and dragging in a
particular direction. The opposite bush mirrors the movement of the
• The movement of the bushes is a bit like a pair of
scissors, with both graphics anchored to a single point. When the
bushes move, they rotate around this single point.
• The functionality of the bushes is a bit like that of
a scroll bar in Internet Explorer; if you move the mouse cursor off
them, they no longer respond to mouse movement. Also, if the user
stops interacting with the bushes mid-rotation, they simply stay
where they are.
• Both of the bushes should also have a rotation limit,
so that they can’t be rotated 360 degrees. These would be at
0 degrees (their original, upright position) and 90 degrees
(clockwise or anti-clockwise, depending on it being the left or
• As I mentioned before, each time the bushes are
returned to their original position, the picture beneath changes.
This change should be invisible to the user, so I guess that when
both bushes are returned to their original, upright position, the
new image is loaded on the layer beneath the bushes.
If I haven’t been clear enough about something, I can
post up some extra information or answer any questions. Thanks in
advance for anyone who is willing to help!