Ever wonder why the Flintstones seemed to live in a 5 ft x 300 ft stone tunnel? Ever wonder why Dino would pass the same mastodon lamp 4 or 5 times as he was running through the house? That feeling of architectural deja vu was brought to you by the looping background, a quick, economical technique to create the illusion of movement that animators have been using since the Silent Era.
Any background can be dragged across the screen to create the
illusion of a pan.
What makes the looping background special is that the pan can go on
forever and you'll never run out of background to pan over.
Feel free to hit the red STOP button when this gets too monotonous!
Creating a looping background in Flash is a breeze as long as you keep a couple of points in mind:
Throw in a little tweening trick and you have a looping background!