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Lesson 10. Custom Cursors and Buttons

Lesson 10. Custom Cursors and Buttons

Almost everyone who works with computers these days is familiar with the standard arrow-shaped cursor that moves on the screen as the mouse moves. And the "busy" cursor—an hourglass in Windows and a watch on the Macintosh—plus editing cursors and others are also familiar to most computer users. Most of these are static (nonmoving) cursors that usually appear in black and white.

Figure . Using Director's Cursor Properties Editor, you can create animated cursors, like this magic wand cursor, and have them automatically appear when you roll over a sprite.


In this lesson, you will change the appearance of the cursor to respond to an event. You will also create your own custom cursor for use in your movie. Finally, you will create an animated color cursor, not just a static black-and-white one. You will use the Cursor Properties Editor to build your cursor and modify the cursor's animation and active hotspot area.

To review the final result of this lesson, go to the Lesson10 folder, open the Complete folder, and then open Cursor.dir.


  

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