Control Flash Movieclip (actionscript)

owh! Movieclips can be easily controlled using Flash actionscript and the instance name of the Movieclip symbol is used to control it using Actionscript commands.

  1. Create a Movieclip (Refer the Flash Photo Masking tutorial for this example) with some animation and name the instance say, 'mask_mc'.
  2. Create a Button for Start and Stop action of the movieclip and name them as 'start_btn' and 'stop_btn' respectively.
  3. Write the following Actionscript code for the 2 Buttons as given below:
  4. Start Button

    Stop Button
  5. Save your work and test the Movie (Ctrl + Enter). Thats it you have learnt how to control movieclips in Flash using Actionscript.