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Flash Script – Change a Movieclip’s Color in Flash

By Georgina Laidlaw

Download the sample files here.

1. Create a large rectangle.

2. Convert the rectange to a movie clip, and give it an instance name of "rectangle".

3. Create a small square button.

4. Create a small text field, and give it a variable name "hexcode".

5. Assign the button the folliowing action:

on (release)  
{  
colorchange = new Color("/rectangle");  
colorchange.setRGB(0xff33cc);  
}  
on (release)  
{  
hexcode = (colorchange.getRGB()).toString(16);  
}

6. You’re done! Press ctrl+enter to check the movie.

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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