Flash Load Screen--Another Flash MX 2004 Question

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  1. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    OK, Now that I have my animation done, I realized it's probably a couple hundred kilobytes. So, I decided it'd be a good idea to put in a load screen--I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Anybody know how to do this?

    As you can tell, I'm no Flash expert. ;)
     
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    Never mind--I figured it out.
     
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    No problem-- an (overly complicated) tutorial is here.

    The basic thing to do is simply use the ActionScript code

    ifFrameLoaded(endFrame) {
    gotoAndPlay(startFrame);
    }

    on your first frame, where endFrame is the number or label of the last frame of the movie, and startFrame is the first frame (after the preloader).
    For the last frame of the preloader, use

    gotoAndPlay (1);

    to restart the animation. This will run the preloader animation until the entire movie is loaded. Once the movie loads, it will play.
     
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    those are really good computers and a good value, especially the corepc 3000. do you build them yourself?
    edit: saw the "about me" page. the portacore c looks like a really nice notebook
     
  6. hotwire132002 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I build them myself from my world headquarters here in Cadillac :D ;) . Thanks!

    On a different note, the Flash intro I've been working on is up. Click the "Internet Detectives" link on the home page. Tell me what you think of the intro!

    A new page for the movie (after the intro) will be up by Monday. I'll post when it is.
     

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