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Subject: Re: FLASH: preloader question
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 19:46:09 +0100

At 10:49 AM 10/29/1999 , you wrote:
>I have a question about a preloading movie -
>If my interactive web page is primarily made of different movie clips
>and tell targets, so much so that the actual stage only has 2 frames on
>it, is there a way for a preloader movie to go until the entire site is
>loaded? I mean, the way I had done it for animations before was the
>regular If frame is Loaded thing. But with this, I only can set it for
>If frame is Loaded (frame 2) and that doesn't really do me any good.
>Do you know what I mean?
>If anyone has an answer to my question, please tell me.
>thanks alot!


You'll need to insert some blank frames at the start of the movie. Also, if
the movie clips take a long time to load, you might want to consider
converting one of them to the main timeline, or at least a copy of it, so
the real content starts playing sooner. Of course, I don't know what the
content is, so this may or may not be practical.

The primary disadvantage of movie clips is exactly what you're seeing now
-- they need to load entirely before playing.

Marc Hoffman

marcatdartfrogmedia [dot] com (mailto:marcatdartfrogmedia [dot] com).
My Flash Portfolio: <http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/sampler>
(featured in Flash 3 Web Animation, by Ken Milburn)

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