Flash based photo gallery... help?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Kingsly, May 28, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Okay, have this idea for my website (mariposaprod.com) I want the photo gallery to be like the attached photo (from Apple's NAB video) with photos instead of words. The user would move his/her mouse right or left to spin the "cylinder" and click an image to enlarge it. How would I go about doing this? Is it even a good idea? I am pretty new @ flash... so yeah. Help?
     

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  2. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure where to start with that.. but that's no beginner project. That's massive ActionScript coding and objects.
     
  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Darn, I was afraid of that... I am assuming that the ActionScript is for the interactivity... right?
     
  4. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Oh wow. Yeah, actionscript is Flash's coding language. You need to learn it if you're going to do much in flash. It would control EVERYTHING in the example you showed. Definitely not a beginner project.
     
  5. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    On the plus side, that is a really, really cool idea!
     
  6. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    "this just in: Mariposa Productions is now accepting applications for Flash coders and web designers seeking full time employment. Earn the same salary as Steve Jobs, CEO of multi-billion dollar company; Apple Computer Inc."
     
  7. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Oh my.... :D :p
     
  8. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    All they need is a little incentive... :cool:
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Almost impossible. I tried to do a photo gallery on my Flash site, and :eek:. The quality was just.. down.

    And that's definitely for no beginner. Only a master at Flash can do that, if it's even possible, like LimeiBook86. :) ;)
     
  10. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I would love to help and I love a good challenge, but unfortunately, I am hard pressed for time even for my own project (my sig). I hope you can find someone capable for your website :)
     
  11. iGary Guest

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    Simple Viewer.
     
  12. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Hey, thanks for at least offering.

    I just really want to do something different to my site. Its soo boring (I literally spent about a hour on the whole thing) and adding some flash content seems like the way to go. Nothing fancy... simple stuff, like the buttons on Apple's pro site.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  13. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    This is a pretty slick component for flash for displaying photos on your site. Pretty cheap too. I've never used it but I was very interested in its XML capabilities.

    http://www.slideshowpro.net
     
  14. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I agree. Simple Viewer is easy to use, and looks great. Sorted.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  15. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks to all those who suggested simple viewer. Check out the gallery!
    mariposaprod.com

    Click 'photography'
     
  16. iGary Guest

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    Awesome!

    Yeah, I really like Simple Viewer. :)
     
  17. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I could tell! :p

    Glad you like it.
    As soon as I get my computer back from Applecare (typing this on my eMac, which is on the floor) I plan to divide it into galleries.
     
  18. nsutt22 macrumors regular

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    I did a similiar thing with moving pictures... when u moused over an image the group of images rotated around. I did it simply with tweens and

    on (mouseover) {
    gotoAndPlay("Front-Gardens", 15);
    }

    //where that would be the next move of the image thing
     
  19. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I will develop what you want for a jet. So you show me you can affoard to purchase the jet, and then I'll get started. :D

    Oh, and in my opinion Simple Viewer sucks. You can get the same effects and better out of an ajax viewer and not require the flash plugin.
     
  20. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I would be glad to purchase you a jet. Let me know which one you want. Here is the catalogue. :D

    Do you have an example for me to check out?
     
  21. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Have you seen the Time Machine from Etsy.com?
     
  22. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: That is the most fracking awesome concept ever!!!!

    *dies*
     
  23. nsutt22 macrumors regular

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    I am still in the process of finishing before i upload... it should be up within 2 weeks if u dont mind waiting. i can send u along the link then. if u need it sooner i might be able to temp upload.
     
  24. seenew macrumors 68000

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    Simple Viewer for large amounts of photos.
    Or just scroll panes with buttons, if you only want a few. That's what I did. It was a lot of tedious work, though. http://seenew.net

    Good luck.
     
  25. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    If you can do a temp upload that would be great. Either way, PM me when its up!
    Thanks.
     

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