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The Menu/Button Tutorial

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Jun 12, 2010 | 10:24 PM EDT

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Are you a flash animator? Do you have trouble making menus and buttons? Are you a walrus? If you said yes to two of the three questions above then this tutorial is for you.

I decided to make a button and menu tutorial after seeing prominent flashes be drug down by little things that are just annoying. So this is the result.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Decent could be better though.

Ok so this had some dark music behind it, not too dark but thats what it sounded like from the menu screen, now here is where i like to take abit of time and comment on your menu effort here you had, now with this one the flash and the menu were pretty much the same with the whole "BLACK" backround, and white text, thats not bad at all, but i wouldnt mind seeing some more "COLOR" something that will really bringout the content and design of it all, and sometimes these types of tutorials tend to be just plain straigh forward, the music helps, but you wanna try and make it differant from the normal tutorial, and color and more of a fresh look, might be that way, as for the tutorial itself its pretty neat and basic, i would think about adding more stuff not just the few ones you had, so, adding a more fresh look with color, and even some more ideas like more game stuff, maybe even add stuff that may not have been used before even if thats a hard one to do, anyways just a few ideas, but for the most part i liked this, especially the music, anyways keep up the good flash making.

I mentiond a couple of ideas, as this seemed too dark and needed more color and a more fresh look to it, also more ideas on tutorials would also be key to improving.

a decent tutorial.


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

very advanced tutorial

I do not have flash.But if I did it would be very understandable

This was simple to understand and it told you everything you needed to make it amazingly perfect.It was clear and simple.If I was using flash I would easily use this tutorial and get it done

-The Examples-
With the examples he gave clear examples and not only did every step he gave you a photo to help you follow along,He also gave you in the button tutorial he gave you a button to interact with to help show you what it looks like

The music got a little repetitive but it was catchy and made my but move the whole time.So not only are you learning your listening to music

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

In depth tutorial

I like what you've done here - you've set out how to make buttons and a menu, so ever a complete novice in flash (me, for example) could make a few buttons and a menu. I like the way that it's set out, without assuming that the viewer knows how to do anything, save for being able to type in some codes and use a mouse.

The layout is pretty good, but you could certainly use a mute button for the music, as it does get a little repetitive. The flip side is a selection of 3 tunes to choose from.

You're clearly a competent animator, so why not take it further - How about a menu that descends when you mouse over a tab? It would have these buttons hidden from view and thus keep the main focus of the flash in view and tidily so.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good Tutorial, Overused Topic.

This tutorial really covers nicely how to do buttons, however IMO there is enough of these tutorial in the portal already, next time, try to choose a topic less covered, like something which animators normally find hard, something like v-cams, or texturing.
Anyone could easily find this same tutorial on the help section of flash, or in a number of other flash portal submission or even in google.
Also, a mute/music selection button would be nice, although I liked the song you've chosen, someone else may not.

tl;dr: Good tutorial, pretty straight forward, the pictures add a nice touch to it too, but next time, please, choose a harder, more interesting topic.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nice tutorial bro. I like the fact that it was easy to navigate through and had easy to understand information as well as pictures to help out. Im also happy about my song being on here! Great job!