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    placement of .swf files in a movie.

    I have to load several movies (as needed) that I have made or found elsewhere (as opposed to embedding them as child movies).
    I think I understand that.

    Is there a way to PLACE them where I want.
    I can get one to appear but it is in the top left corner of my main movie and
    not at some x,y coordinate that I choose (like say on the drawing of a tv set)

    An example would be really nice in help I'm sure others would use it.
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    If i could make the called .swf file an element I know how to manipulate it but
    a "loadmovie" action doesnt seem to be
    an element or i dont know how to make it one.

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    nope

    Loaded movies are always upper left corner. Trick is to alway make them the same as the main movie.
    As for other swf files well You're out of luck

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    Well that sucks....

    um.

    Is there a way to make the background of
    a movie transparent? I am stuck with the movie being in the top left hand corner, but is there a way to make the called movie
    as big as the root but only have the content take up less than the whole movie
    ie. a small portion of it be what you actually see strategically postioned and the rest of the screen all transparent kind of like picture in picture on a TV.
    I tried this it filled in all the null space as white and i couldn't see anything that was underneath.

    is there any other way of faking this effect? I want it to react like a child
    movie but not have to be loaded all at once because these files are going to be
    multiple megs of high rez pics.

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    SWF's are transparent by nature. Only if you've placed a background element or a paint object is it not.

    I do this as a matter of course. I make what I call a 'container movie' at the size I want then every movie that I plan to load is sized to to fit on a movie the same size as the container, but with everything place where I want it.

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