In this tutorial we will learn how to make an Flash Image Gallery using Action Script 2.0 with Smooth Transitions and Description for your images. This will be an Advanced Flash Gallery, but very easy to create it. Video Tutorial is also available.
First of all we need to create an Action Script 2.0 File.
From the Properties Panel (CTRL + F3) you need to adjust the following settings:
Now you need to resize 3 images to 600x300 to fit perfectly on your gallery and to load faster. Go to File - Import - Import to Library and import your images.
Rename "Layer 1" to "images" and create another frame named "text". (From Menu: Insert - Timeline - Layer)
Drag and drop "image1.jpg" from Library to Scene and from the Properties Panel set the X,Y Axis to 0 (zero). Be sure to have selected the "images" Layer to place all images on that layer.
Ok good, now we have the image on our scene. Press F8 (Modify - Symbol) to Convert the image to a Movie Clip. (Symbol name doesn't matter.)
Now select Frame 15 and Press F6 (Insert - Timeline - Keyframe) to create a new Keyframe to make the Image Transition Effectsn(Motion Tween). In the middle of these frames do a Right Mouse Click and select Create Classic Tween.
Select Frame 85 then 100 and Press Again F6 to create a new keyframe (One Keyframe to Frame 85 and one to Frame 100) and between them Right Mouse Click and select Create Classic Tween.
Now we need to set the Opacity to 0 (Zero) on Frame 1 and Frame 100. Click on the image symbol and from the Properties Panel - Color Effect Tab select Style: Alpha and set it to 0.
You should have something like the animation below:
Now we will do the same thing to the other 2 images. Create a Keyframe to Frame 110 and Right Mouse Click on the Image Symbol and select Duplicate Symbol. Double click the image, select it again and from the Properties Panel select "Swap" to swap to "image2.jpg".
Now you can return to the main scene.
Below are the things that you will need to do, because now is the same process, so what you will need to do next:
Add a New Text in the Layer "text" and by holding SHIFT, click the Rectangle Symbol and Press F8 to convert them to Movie Clip.
Now we will need to make the transitions for our text: