bar 3D Button documentation
 
Quick Start

When you receive the product you will receive a .zip file. The zip file will contain the following files

  • bar 3D_button.fla
  • bar 3D_button.swf
  • Readme.htm

Do the following steps to start using bar 3D Button;

  1. Unzip the .zip file.
  2. Open Flash CS3 (or higher).
  3. Open bar 3D_button.fla.
  4. Drag component "bar 3D button" from the bar 3D_button.fla .fla Library to the Library of the new .fla you want to use it in.
  5. Drag component "bar 3D button" from the new .fla Library on stage/canvas of the new .fla.
  6. Select the bar 3D Button component on stage and open [Component Inspector].
  7. Set parameter "button text" to the text which the button should show.
  8. Set other parameters to your liking.


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Component Parameters.
When you place the bar 3D Button component on stage, you will have a number of parameters you can modify to suit the visual to your needs. Below are detailed explanations about what every parameter does or customizes.
button text     The text which will appear in the button.
button width   ( OPTIONAL ) exact width for the button bar part, will override the automatically calculated width.
align text to center   If set to true, the text will be aligned at the center of the button instead of at the left side.
use fill mouse out   Show the solid fill of the bar in default state (not mouse over)
use fill mouse over   Show the solid fill of the bar when the mouse goes over it
use outline mouse out   Show the outline of the bar in default state (not mouse over)
use outline mouse over   Show the outline of the bar when the mouse goes over it
fade bar with mask   Make the right side of the bar fade away with the gradient mask
keep rotating   On mouse over keep bar rotating constantly
fill color   Bar fill color
outline color   Bar outline color
do text color out   Use a hardcoded color for the text of the bar in default state (not mouse over)
text color out   Hardcoded color for the text of the bar in default state (not mouse over)
do text color over   Use a hardcoded color for the text of the bar when the mouse goes over it
text color over   Hardcoded color for the text of the bar when the mouse goes over it

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Tips


Some tips to keep in mind when working with bar 3D Button;

  • Don't REMOVE contents from the movieclips.
    All items of the buttons are targeted with Action Script and removing them will lead to scripting errors. If you want to 'hide' something, either use component parameters where possible or set alpha transparency for those items to "0".
  • Keep the [shim_#####_button] movieclip in your Library
    (where ##### is the name of your button)
    This movieclip contains compiled actionscript code which is used and included by the Button components on export/publish. If you copy the Button component to other .fla files, make sure it's copied to its Library (should be automatically)
  • Every instance of the bar 3D Button component can be configured individually
    Rememember that you can create different visuals at the same time for different buttons. If you want to make exact same looking buttons, it's reckomended to first create the visual on one button and then copy-paste it for the remaining buttons.

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bar 3D Button Disclaimer
© 2009 Patrick Jansen Design

bar 3D Button Component is Intellectual Property of Patrick Jansen. You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using bar 3D Button Component. Your use of files indicates your acceptance of this license agreement and warranty

You are specifically prohibited from charging, or requesting donations, for bar 3D Button Component and from distributing these files (commercial or otherwise) without prior written permission. Unauthorized usage or distribution is prohibited and is in violation of international copyright laws.

Reverse-engineering, decompiling and/or any form of modification or reproduction of bar 3D Button Component is prohibited. You are allowed to use bar 3D Button component in commercial works, provided the end-works are not competitive or harmful to Patrick Jansen products. Any other usage of the bar 3D Button effects not described herein can only be performed with specific authorization by Patrick Jansen.

Disclaimer of Warranty

THE Patrick Jansen Products (including but not limited to "bar 3D Button" and "XML List Menu" and "GaDGeTS" and "ASTRO" and "PJ" and "Supreme 4" and "Elite" and "Pixel Font" and "X-mas Mix" components) AND THE ACCOMPANYING FILES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO PERFORMANCE OR MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO WHICH PATRICK JANSEN PRODUCTS MAY BE PUT, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED.

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