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    You have to put the pdf or whatever file you want...

    You have to put the pdf or whatever file you want to launch inside another folder named "fscommand". This folder must be in the same directory as the flash movie that's calling the fscommand.

    -Dan
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    You just use dot notation. Like if your clip's...

    You just use dot notation. Like if your clip's instance name is "thing" you say<pre>thing._x = 50;</pre>
    -Dan
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    What do you mean the 'right' _x value? What are...

    What do you mean the 'right' _x value? What are you trying to do?

    Maybe you can use something else on your stage to align your clip with.

    -Dan
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    Actually, yeah... your _x values are way high....

    Actually, yeah... your _x values are way high. The highest value of _x should be either the width of the stage, or the width of the stage plus the width of the clip. Anything higher than that, and...
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    I once saw an application that would take an mp3,...

    I once saw an application that would take an mp3, parse through it, and create a frame by frame output of amplitude (loudness) that you could then import into flash and use to create equalizer...
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    It's true that you can't pass variables from a...

    It's true that you can't pass variables from a browser in to a flash movie on IE/mac. You can send stuff out, but not in. The only way to send info to a flash movie in ie/mac is with the loadVars or...
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    You can only specify the dimensions of a popup...

    You can only specify the dimensions of a popup window, not a window that's already open.

    -Dan
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    When you publish using a flash detection...

    When you publish using a flash detection template, it wants you to also export a JPG of the site which it will display if the user fails the flash detection. But if you're gonna dig through the flash...
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    You mean the same layer? When I did my jpg...

    You mean the same layer? When I did my jpg sequence import today, they all showed up on one layer, one after the next.

    -Dan
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    I'm not sure if Flash can break the QT into...

    I'm not sure if Flash can break the QT into individual keyframes, but just today I opened a QT with Final Cut and exported as a jpg sequence and it worked nicely. If you just import the first jpg of...
  11. I guess I'm a little late, but you could try a...

    I guess I'm a little late, but you could try a few things. Fist, if this is going on a CD-ROM, or other non-internet media, you could make a quicktime movie out of it and it should run fine on most...
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    Using hitTest() you can detect if one object (or...

    Using hitTest() you can detect if one object (or movieClip) is touching another, and if so, you can just tell it to go to a specific _x and _y which will look like it's snapping.

    Lemme know if it...
  13. Thread: Help!

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    You can use the new Local Shared Objects feature...

    You can use the new Local Shared Objects feature of Flash MX. It works like cookies, but is more secure and relatively easy to use. Check out...
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    You can dynamically load JPGs into flash movies...

    You can dynamically load JPGs into flash movies by using the loadMovie() function and passing it the name of the file (e.g. loadMovie("images/whatever.jpg");)

    -Dan
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    Hmm.. I dunno what the problem is, but I usually...

    Hmm.. I dunno what the problem is, but I usually put functions that affect the whole movie in the root, on a layer called Functions. That way they're easy to find when you have to change them, and...
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    Yup. I think the only cross-browser compatible...

    Yup. I think the only cross-browser compatible way is to write a javascript function in the HTML that loads the flash movie into the top frame. Then you call the javascript function using a getURL...
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    The only thing I can think of is that you have...

    The only thing I can think of is that you have the path wrong? Like you need to put _root or whatever the correct path to the clip. Otherwise, it looks like it should work to me.

    -Dan
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    Well, I would suggest making a function in the...

    Well, I would suggest making a function in the main movie that opens and closes the doors. Then you could either put individual preloaders in each loaded clip that call the openDoors function, or...
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    I didn't respond because I'm not really sure what...

    I didn't respond because I'm not really sure what you're trying to do. Can you rephrase the problem?

    -Dan
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    The only reason I didn't mention ASBroadcaster is...

    The only reason I didn't mention ASBroadcaster is that it's an undocumented feature, wich means there's no guarantee that it will work in future versions of flash, or even that it's bugless in...
  21. Thread: tool tips

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    If you're using a dynamic text field, just put a...

    If you're using a dynamic text field, just put a \n (backslash-n) for each line break you want in your string.

    -Dan
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    For this technique, you should use movie clips...

    For this technique, you should use movie clips instead of actual button instances. Inside the movie clip you have 2 frames with an invisible button in the first frame. On mouse over, tell the clip to...
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    Could you put your function caller inside a While...

    Could you put your function caller inside a While loop?

    -Dan
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    Unfortunately, in Flash something is either a...

    Unfortunately, in Flash something is either a mask or it's not. There's no such thing as a semi transparent mask. Fowever, I have made some blur effects by putting whatever pic you want to blur in a...
  25. Damn, this is a tricky one! I got it to work,...

    Damn, this is a tricky one!

    I got it to work, but I'm afraid that it may not work so good on slower machines. Anyway, what I did was make another small text field and place it offstage. Then, I...
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