Before we begin this section, we need to copy the
chapter11 directory and paste that directory and all its contents as the
chapter12 directory, and then rename the
chapter12.fla. After we have all the files that we need within our new directory, we can now open up our
chapter12.fla project file, where we will add a node voter to our editor.
Since our five-star voter is going to be its own separate component within our Flash application, we will start out by creating the movie clip that will serve as the voter, and then build everything from within that movie clip. This will allow us to only see the contents within that movie clip so that we can concentrate fully on the voter and not the node editor in which it will eventually reside.
We will start this out by creating a new layer called voter within our node editor timeline, above the editor layer.
With the voter layer selected, we can now insert a new movie clip by clicking on the menu...