Simple Preloader:

To make one do the following:

1. Create a new movie.

2. Add, name two layers, one actions, the other loader. Put a stop action on frame 1 of the actions layer.

3. Make a new MovieClip symbol. In it make a layer named animation

4. On frame one of the animation layer add whatever looping animation you want to create. Insert a keyframe on another frame and then create an animation in any way you want. The key is to make sure this uses only a small amount of memory, so heavy graphics are out!

5. On the main timeline drag the MovieClip onto the loader layer, frame 1.

6. Click on the MovieClip so you see it selected in the Property Panel. Add the following script to the MovieClip (copy and paste if you like):


    onClipEvent (enterFrame) { _parent.Loaded = _parent.getBytesLoaded(); _parent.total = _parent.getBytesTotal(); if (_parent.getBytesLoaded() == _parent.getBytesTotal()) { _parent.nextFrame(); } }

 
7. You now have a simple preloader that you can use in any other movie by copying the frames and pasting them. You can also start new movies with this preloader.