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Flash Script – Cursor Trick 3: Cursor Tracking Effect

By Georgina Laidlaw


Download the sample files here.

1. Create a movieclip from any object. I used a circle.

1065_tool1

2. Give the movieclip instance a name. Here I’ve used "circle1".

3. Create 3 keyframes as shown below:

1065_tool2

4. In the first key frame, use the action:

startDrag ("str1", true); 

5. In the second key frame apply the action:

count = count + 1; 
if (count > 10)  
{ count = 1 }  
duplicateMovieClip ( "str1","str"&count, count );

6. In the third key frame, insert the action:

gotoAndPlay (2); 

7. Bravo! You’ve made your own cool cursor tracking effect!

Meet the author
Georgina has more than fifteen years' experience writing and editing for web, print and voice. With a background in marketing and a passion for words, the time Georgina spent with companies like Sausage Software and sitepoint.com cemented her lasting interest in the media, persuasion, and communications culture.

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