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Subject: FLASH: OT : 10 new Generator Objects atFlash Exchange
From: Mike Chambers
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 16:20:21 GMT

10 new Generator objects have been released on the Flash Exchange. You
may view and download them at :


Below is a description of the objects which have been released.

Insert Actions - This objects allows the user to dynamically insert
certain Action Script commands into a Flash movie.

Insert Date / Time - Makes the server's date or time available for use
in a Generator template. Useful, for letting users know when content
was last updated, or version control during development. See
http://www.markme.com/~mesh/insertTime_demo.jsp for a demo.

Insert Flash Variables - This object allows users to use Generator to
dynamically insert flash 4 arrays into a Flash movie. Users can then
use this object in place of middle ware to dynamically pull data into
their movies on the client side. This has the benefits of not
requiring the user to have to know a middle ware language, providing
the ability to completely work within the Flash / Generator authoring
environment, and the ease of loading and working with Flash data
structures (Flash 4 arrays).

Insert Image - This allows users to dynamically insert images into a
Flash movie regardless of the file type (png, jpg, or gif). Currently,
you have to use a separate Generator object for each image type. Now
you only have to use one.

Insert Text - This allows the user to dynamically insert text into a
Flash movie and dynamically set its attributes (such as font type,
size, color, etc...).

Insert Tweens - This object dynamically inserts multiple symbols into
a Flash movie and allows you to dynamically place motion, scale and
rotation tweens on those symbols. It can be used in a similar way to
the Plot object, but with multiple symbols. See
http://www.markme.com/~mesh/InsertTween.jsp for a demo..

Select Box - This object dynamically creates html like select boxes.

Tree Menu - This object creates expandable, very complex tree /
hierarchical menus.

XML Column Data Source - This object allows the user to use certain
formats of XML as a data source for Generator objects. (does not
currently work on the Mac) See :

Insert Slashdot News - This object allows the user to use an XML news
feed from Slashdot.org (a technology news site), as a data source for
Generator. (does not currently work on the Mac) See :

Have fun...

Mike Chambers

meshatmacromedia [dot] com

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