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Subject: [1]Re: flasher digest: January 28, 2001
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FLASHER Digest for Sunday, January 28, 2001.

1. test, please ignore
2. trail in Director
3. Re: trail in Director
4. Re: Wild Form Flix & Qt
5. Re: trail in Director
6. Re: 4 or 5?
7. Re: 4 or 5? - browser stats
8. Re: load movie on top
9. Re: 4 or 5? - browser stats
10. Re: QuickTime embedded in Flash....?
11. Re: load movie on top
12. Re: load movie on top
13. Re: load movie on top
14. Re: load movie on top

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Subject: test, please ignore
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Quixad=E1?= <quixadaatax [dot] apc [dot] org>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 18:24:53 -0200
X-Message-Number: 1

test
[]'s
Quixad=E1

web site - http://www.alternex.com.br/~quixada


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Subject: trail in Director
From: "Johan Meskens CS2" <JohanMeskensatChromaticSpaceAndWorld [dot] com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 01:34:56 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear list

is there an Flash-equivalant for the " trail " Director function ?

where the MC leaves its own trail along its travel over the stage

Thank you

JM
CS2







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Subject: Re: trail in Director
From: "Jordan L. Chilcott" <jchilcottatcompsoftspec [dot] com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 20:33:14 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

on 1/27/01 7:34 PM, Johan Meskens CS2 at
JohanMeskensatChromaticSpaceAndWorld [dot] com wrote:

> is there an Flash-equivalant for the " trail " Director function ?
>
> where the MC leaves its own trail along its travel over the stage

Unfortunately, there's no equivalent in Flash for the type of thing you want
to do. The closest thing you can come to are motion trails which you can
fake along the timeline (and with actionscript).

jord
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Subject: Re: Wild Form Flix & Qt
From: "Jordan L. Chilcott" <jchilcottatcompsoftspec [dot] com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 20:39:12 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

on 1/27/01 11:16 AM, Ian Richardson at irattheconsultancy [dot] co [dot] uk wrote:

> Is it available for the Mac?

At last look, it was only available for Windows.

jord
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Subject: Re: trail in Director
From: "Phillip Kerman" <flash5atteleport [dot] com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 18:17:18 -0800
X-Message-Number: 5

You can also check out the various solutions using ActionScript's
duplicateMovieClip, including the sample "trailers.fla" that shipped with
Flash 4.

www.teleport.com/~phillip/flasher/trailers.zip

>>
> > is there an Flash-equivalant for the " trail " Director function ?
> >
> > where the MC leaves its own trail along its travel over the stage
>
> Unfortunately, there's no equivalent in Flash for the type of
> thing you want
> to do. The closest thing you can come to are motion trails which you can
> fake along the timeline (and with actionscript).
>


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Subject: Re: 4 or 5?
From: Thorvald Neumann <hrafnatmuenster [dot] de>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 14:51:50 +0100
X-Message-Number: 6


Hejsan!

Saturday, January 27, 2001, 15:29, Brian wrote:
> The other problem was with neither Netscape nor Opera recognizing the
> existence of the FLASH player on the system.

Must be a problem on the user's side. I am running Opera 5.02 as my
standard browser on my system and your site works fine, it even scales
right.

And a *real* web developer should be able to get his work viewable in
most browsers... ;) and not only in MSIE as one listmember
suggested...

Best regards,

Thorvald Neumann

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Subject: Re: 4 or 5? - browser stats
From: Gabriel Mulzer <gmatvoxangelica [dot] net>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 15:48:55 +0100
X-Message-Number: 7


absolutely right, and wasn't me who suggested this, but a peek
in the logs of some web sites with more or less flash only content
constantly gives :

MSIE 5 : 80 - 85% ( tendency : increasing )
NN 4. 9 - 12% ( tendency : constant )
MSIE 4 3 - 2% ( tendency : decreasing )
robots + freaks 0.01%-<1%( each pretty constant )

At 14:51 28.01.01 +0100, you wrote:
>Hejsan!

...
>And a *real* web developer should be able to get his work viewable in
>most browsers... ;) and not only in MSIE as one listmember
>suggested...
>
>Best regards,
>
> Thorvald Neumann


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Subject: Re: load movie on top
From: "Muzak" <muzakatpandora [dot] be>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 16:42:18 +0100
X-Message-Number: 8

You have to load it in a higher level. The main movie is _level0 - when you load another movie in that level, it replaces the main
movie.
You can set that in the loadmovie parameters in the actionscript window.
This will load a movie into _level1:

loadMovieNum ("your-movie.swf", 1);

You can also load an external movie in a target Movieclip. Instead of the level, you then use the movieclips instance name (in this
case: target_mc) as the target.

loadMovie ("your-movie.swf", "target_mc");

hth,
Muzak

----- Original Message -----
Subject: [flasher] load movie on top


> I have a main movie with all my navigation and graphics. I want to be able
> to load a smaller, separate .swf movie in the middle of the movie. ie, when
> the user clicks on a button, the content (smaller swf) will appear in the
> center. I've tried an empty movie clip but the smaller movie loads on top
> replacing the main movie.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Regards,
> Suzanne Harmon



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Subject: Re: 4 or 5? - browser stats
From: Thorvald Neumann <hrafnatmuenster [dot] de>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 16:47:24 +0100
X-Message-Number: 9


Hejsan!

Sunday, January 28, 2001, 15:48, Gabriel Mulzer wrote:
> absolutely right, and wasn't me who suggested this, but a peek
> in the logs of some web sites with more or less flash only content
> constantly gives :

You can prove everything with statistics:

my own logs:

Netscape 4.x 58%
MSIE 5.x 19%
Opera 5 9%
Netscape 3 2%
MSIE 4.x 2%
Other 10%

another site:

MSIE 5.x 42%
Netscape 4.x 32%
Netscape 3 10%
MSIE 3 4%
Opera 5 3%
MSIE 4 3%
Other 7%

Since the release of Opera 5 as an Nearly-Free-Browser, it constantly
appears in my log files and seems to gain some ground (not as
difficult after the release of Netscape 6).

Best regards,

Thorvald Neumann

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Subject: Re: QuickTime embedded in Flash....?
From: Jason Bouwmeester <jasonatintervisual [dot] com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:25:47 -0700
X-Message-Number: 10

Or you can now use Wildform FLIX (www.wildform.com) and convert your QT
Movie to a SWF. Most likely wouldn't be too much to work to add *controls*
to it.

jb

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From: Webmaster calypsostudios.com
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Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 9:49 AM
To: flasher from chinwag
Subject: [flasher] Re: QuickTime embedded in Flash....?


Nope. But you can embed Flash in QT.


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and then without hesitation King McCarthy at kingatoakweb [dot] com wrote on
1/25/01 8:02 PM:

> Is there a way to play a QuickTime movie within Flash? I don't want to
> import a sequence of frames and turn it into a Flash movie, just have a
> QuickTime window and controls within the Flash movie itself, rather than
an
> external file (though I may have a link to the external player). Seems
like
> I've seen this. I know I can do it in html.
>
> I have looked around, but not found any articles on this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> King
>
>
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Subject: Re: load movie on top
From: "Suzanne Harmon" <suzanneathharmon [dot] com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 14:38:53 -0600
X-Message-Number: 11

Thanks so much for your reply. However, I have tried both methods. The
first, loading the movie into level 1 works fine except I cannot control
it's position on the stage. Using the second method, loading a movie clip
instance, replaces the main movie. What am I doing wrong?

Regards,
Suzanne Harmon



-----Original Message-----
From: Muzak [muzakatpandora [dot] be (mailto:muzakatpandora [dot] be)]
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 9:42 AM
To: flasher from chinwag
Subject: [flasher] Re: load movie on top


You have to load it in a higher level. The main movie is _level0 - when you
load another movie in that level, it replaces the main
movie.
You can set that in the loadmovie parameters in the actionscript window.
This will load a movie into _level1:

loadMovieNum ("your-movie.swf", 1);

You can also load an external movie in a target Movieclip. Instead of the
level, you then use the movieclips instance name (in this
case: target_mc) as the target.

loadMovie ("your-movie.swf", "target_mc");

hth,
Muzak


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Subject: Re: load movie on top
From: "Phillip Kerman" <flash5atteleport [dot] com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 13:44:13 -0800
X-Message-Number: 12

After loading a movie into a level number (say, 1) you can control its
position like so:

_level1._x=100;
_level1._y=221;


If loading into an instance replaces the main movie you're probably doing
something wrong with the loadMovie statement:

loadMovie("submovie.swf", clipInstance);


Is there a clip with an instance name of clipInstance?

Phillip


>
> Thanks so much for your reply. However, I have tried both methods. The
> first, loading the movie into level 1 works fine except I cannot control
> it's position on the stage. Using the second method, loading a movie clip
> instance, replaces the main movie. What am I doing wrong?
>
> Regards,
> Suzanne Harmon
>


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Subject: Re: load movie on top
From: Helen Triolo <designerati-technica [dot] com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 17:00:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 13

Suzanne Harmon wrote:
>
> Thanks so much for your reply. However, I have tried both methods. The
> first, loading the movie into level 1 works fine except I cannot control
> it's position on the stage.

Suzanne,

You should be able to control the position of the movie in level 1 as
long as you wait til it's loaded before positioning it. Here's a way to
do that:

Put a blank frame at the start of the movie to be loaded (so it doesn't
show up in the wrong place while it's loading), and label the first
frame that has actual content "mstart". Then this code should work:

first frame:
loadMovieNum ("yourmovie.swf", 1);

next frame (labelled looper):
if (_level1._framesloaded>=1 && _level1._framesloaded ==
_level1._totalframes) {
gotoAndPlay ("starthere");
}

next frame:
gotoAndPlay ("looper");

next frame (labelled starthere):
_level1._x = 200; // whatever you want for upperleft x
_level1._y = 100; // whatever you want for upperleft y
_level1.gotoAndPlay("mstart");

Regards,
Helen
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Subject: Re: load movie on top
From: "Suzanne Harmon" <suzanneathharmon [dot] com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 16:26:59 -0600
X-Message-Number: 14

Thanks so much for everyone's help. I got it to work with an empty movie
clip and used target instead of level for the empty movie clip and it works
great.

Regards,
Suzanne Harmon


-----Original Message-----
From: Phillip Kerman [flash5atteleport [dot] com (mailto:flash5atteleport [dot] com)]
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 3:44 PM
To: flasher from chinwag
Subject: [flasher] Re: load movie on top


After loading a movie into a level number (say, 1) you can control its
position like so:

_level1._x=100;
_level1._y=221;


If loading into an instance replaces the main movie you're probably doing
something wrong with the loadMovie statement:

loadMovie("submovie.swf", clipInstance);


Is there a clip with an instance name of clipInstance?

Phillip




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