I am VERY new to Flash (using 5.0) and have made a short, simple movie that works great. However, I want the movie to load into the page but not start until the user presses a start button. Is this possible? Can anyone help or even point me to a tutorial?
What i wanted was for the very first frame of the movie to appear with a play button. when the user presses play the movie plays. Simple enough, i thought... ??? but i can't seem to insert a new Frame#1 with a play button and the action on release go to and play frame #2 without messing up the whole movie.
So, what i tried to do, was convert the animation to a movie clip and put that into frame 2. i've made the first frame with a Play button and the action on release go to and play frame 2. This works fine, HOWEVER, now the movie clip does not play... AAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!!
Please help... anyone...
Have i done something wrong? am i on the right track?