How to stop autoloop on Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5
Welcome back to the wild world of Flash Animation…
When you are making your first flash animation project on Flash player, you won’t realize that the default play setting is “loop.” Normally, you will not want this default and will want to add a “stop action” to your animation. This will help you to fade or bounce out of the first screen into the next.
Your screen in Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 will look like this after you have added your motion guide path to the symbol you have created:
Select the new layer button that looks like a new page.
Notice that an empty, blank keyframe appears (you know you’ve done it right if the dot is hollow, not filled).
Select the new keyframe with the arrow/selection tool and open the actions panel by choosing Window>Actions at the top of your panel.
–>Note: Make sure you are in the default mode of the Actions panel because otherwise it won’t allow you to type directly into the Script window. To do this, uncheck the wand icon.
Type stop ( ) ; into the script window. You will see a little sans serif “a” appear in the 24th frame of Layer 2. The keyframe now has a framescript aka an “action.” Close out of the actions panel at the top right of the script window.
To test the flash file choose Control>Test Movie and you will see that this time the movie does NOT loop. Now close out of this test window.
Remember to SAVE your FLA file!