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Subject: Re: FLASH: loading movie into movie clip
From: Muzak
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 02:25:15 GMT

You have to use the full path to the movieclip you're loading into.
If I got this right, i think it should look like this:

Load Movie ("01_wwfullpage.swf", "_level0/mc_slideshow/mc_01_wwfullpage")

Assuming you have 2 movieclips with instance names mc_slideshow and mc_01_wwfullpage, where mc_01_wwfullpage is placed into
mc_slideshow.

As for the loaded swf's showing stuff they're not supposed to. If they have a different size than the main movie, this will happen.
To avoid this, use a mask layer in the loaded movies, the size of the canvas/workplace.

HTH,
muzak


----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Hamilton" <mslauraatviviente [dot] com>
To: <flasheratchinwag [dot] com>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 2:19 AM
Subject: FLASH: loading movie into movie clip


> Help!
>
> I am working in Flash 4.
>
> I have a movie clip for the portfolio section of my website named
> "mc_slideshow".
>
> Inside this main movie clip I have one movie clip per frame on a
> "screenshots" layer, one for each of 35 screenshot images that I will make
> available in my slideshow.
>
> I have converted all of these screenshot images into .swfs. Inside each
> individual movie clip is a Load Movie command that loads the image .swf for
> that frame. My whole purpose in doing this is to stop all those images from
> having to load at the beginning of the movie.
>
> So for example, in "mc_slideshow":
>
> Frame 1 contains "mc_01_wwfullpage", and "mc_01_wwfullpage" has one frame
> with the following action:
> Load Movie ("01_wwfullpage.swf", 01)
>
> OK, so here are my problems.
>
> a) I understand that to load a SWF into a movie clip instance I should use
> the Target option and not Level. But I cannot ever view the SWF in my test
> movie if I choose Target. The only way to get the SWF to show up is to
> choose Level 1 as my option. The code I tried was: Load Movie
> ("01_wwfullpage.swf", "mc_01_wwfullpage", with no results. The SWF didn't
> show up at all in my test movie.
> Why doesn't the Target option work in this case?
>
> b) When I choose Level 1 and get the SWF to finally play in my test movie,
> it stays up in the upper right corner no matter what. I have tried Set
> Property below my Load command to change the X and Y positions. I have tried
> it with a target of "mc_01_wwfullpage" (the movie clip that contains the
> SWF) and for "01_wwfullpage.swf" (the SWF itself), but nothing will get that
> damned swf to change position...it just hangs up there in the upper right
> where it does me no good. How can I move my SWF to where I need it to be?
>
> c) Last problem so far...
> Most of my SWFs are just bitmap images, screenshots of websites I've
> created, ads, whatever. I have some Flash banners though. When I get these
> to show up in my test movie using the above tactics, I have the same problem
> as I do with the bitmap-based movies, they hang in the upper right no matter
> how I try to reset the X and Y using Set Property.
> But I have an additional problem with the Flash banners...they are shown in
> their entirety, including pieces of the banner that are supposed to be
> offscreen in the work area. When I view these SWFs normally, they play
> perfectly fine with the Flash Player. But as an SWF loaded into my MC I see
> everything in the work area too. How can I stop that from happening? Why
> does the loaded SWF show the work area?
>
> If anyone can help me with any of these three problems (probably they are
> inter-related somehow), I will be eternally grateful. Of course I could just
> go back and put the original images directly into the frames and forget all
> this, but I want the images to load on demand and not all at the beginning.
> Am I going about this all wrong?
>
> Ugh. Help please!
>
> Laura Hamilton
>
>
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