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how can i get a rollover to target another movie.

i have set up some text to use as a link inside a flash website i am building but i have a small box next to it which i want to animated when the mouse rollover the text.

i have set the small box to be a movie and inside this movie clip i have set the up over and out states for the animation.

i am not sure how to get the movie to play when the text is rollover.

if someone can point me in the direction of a tutorial that would be great.

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In the over state of the button you put a movie clip symbol of whatever the animation is. Automatically when you hover over the button it should start to play the movie clip.

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the movie that i want to play is on a different part of the screen. i want to role the mouse over one object and another object will start to play.

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the thing is these are two different objects therefore you have to use actionscript to trigger the event.

first convert the textbox into a movieclip, then assign it an intance name say mc_text.
in the first frame of the layer write the code triggering the small box movieclip to play a certain frame.

this is the code

mc_text.onRollOver = function (){
     small_box.gotoAndPlay (1);

}

the "small_box" is the instance name of the small box movie clip and the "gotoAndPlay"
is the event triggering "(1)" frame 1 in the small_box movieclip to play.

this will work if the small box movieclip has frames playing a movie. say a motion tween or any animation.

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