I am running Flash MX Pro 2004 and have rudimentary Flash
skills (forgive me for being another newbie seeking help).
I have a "master" SWF out of which I want other movies to
run. For example, my current problem is that I have "child" SWF,
which is a simple mc that has a "stop();" action on frame 1, then a
hotSpot over the object (a jack-in-the-box) that is a button --
when clicked, the crank on the 'box turns and a crazy nurse pops
out. (see it at
So, I want this to be part of a larger SWF (
so that when a mouse rests on the 'box, the mc runs. I was able to
cause another mc to work w/in my "master" mc, but that mc (the
plane) has no script attached. Maybe the script in the "child" mc
is the problem?
My script is simple: in the jack-in-box mc, I have the
"stop();" action on the first frame of the 'box mc, and an "onClick
goto and play" behavior attached to the hotspot button that
operates the jack-in-box. In the master mc, I have (attached to the
My goal is to have this "master" SWF that has SWFs inside it,
some of which automatically play (like the plane in my above
example), but others which are stopped until clicked or
moused-over. I am hoping someone can help me understand what I'm
doing wrong and/or what I should do to create these effects.
Thank you for your time,
Wow, thank you so much! That worked! I put the code you
suggested into the first frame of the nurse SWF above the "stop();"
code, and tested it in the "master" SWF, and it worked. I think
that's record time problem-solving!!