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    Presentation CD help

    Hi,

    I'm currently in the process of making a presentation cd for prospective clients. What I want to do is make it so that when they insert my CD into their PC it will play automatically and fullscreen. I don't have a problem with the autorun of the presentation but what I'm not too sure about is how to actually have the movie play fullscreen with no borders or toolbars visable. I'm currently using Swish Max.

    Can anybody help me with the following:

    1) What format should I export the movie in? (exe, swf etc...)

    2) How do I make the movie play fullscreen?

    3) What code do you use to have an "exit" button so as to close the whole thing completely?

    Any help would be much appreciated!!

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    hi,

    i'd export to exe, the easiest way to have an autorun cd (assuming it should run on windows pcs only).

    rightclick into the first frame of the timeline of your movie and place an

    fscommand -> command "FullScreen" -> argument " true"

    action.

    your close button should have the action

    on release -> fscommand -> command "quit" -> argument " true"



    then open editor and type the following:

    [autorun]
    open=YourFileName.exe

    save the file as autorun.inf and place it into the same directory as the flash movie (exe) on the cd.

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    Hi Neil,
    1) What format should I export the movie in? (exe, swf etc...)
    You would export the movie in "exe" format - if your entire movie is contained in one SWF.

    However, if you have divided up your main movie into several individual movies (so it will load faster) then you could make your main movie into an "exe" and then just "Load Movie" the other movies into your main movie as separate SWFs.

    2) How do I make the movie play fullscreen?
    Place this command on Frame 1 or 2 of your main movie (and your other SWFs if you are using multiple movies loading into your main movie).

    onFrame (1) {
    fscommand("FullScreen","");
    }

    How? In guided script mode:
    script>add script>browser/network>fscommand>FullScreen

    3) What code do you use to have an "exit" button so as to close the whole thing completely?
    Place this script on a link/button in your main movie.

    on (release) {
    fscommand("Quit","");
    }

    How? - in guided script mode:
    script>add script>browser/network>fscommand>Quit

    Hope this helps.

    jwr
    Last edited by jwr; 03-22-2004 at 04:45 PM.
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    Excellent guys!!

    Thanks very much for your help, that's me sorted now!

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Sorry!

    One more thing. Im making the presentation in 800x600 size. Just to make sure that it fits everyones screen. However, when I add the fullscreen command and then run it, the whole movie is stretched to fullscreen. Is there any way to have my presentation movie stay at 800x600 and have the screen border just in white?

    Hope that makes sense!?

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    You could try:

    Export>scale>exact fit

    For the border to be white you would need to edit the html tags for the <body> to be #ffffff

    Actual example:
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">



    Blessings

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    Last edited by jwr; 03-23-2004 at 01:29 AM.
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    There are no html tags in a projector, as it is an .exe and not embedded in a web page.

    I'm not sure if SwishStudio has the capability of detecting and forcing the user's screen resolution, but I know that other 3rd party compilers do.

    In that scenario, you would use an FSCommand to detect teh user's screen resolution, write the settings to a small temp file, then force the resolution to whatever you want. On exit, you would use another FSCommand to reset the screen resolution to where it was before the .exe started. This way, you can be sure that all users see the presentation at teh exact size you want.

    There are drawbacks - such as trying to force 1024x768 on an old system that only has 800x600 (like the piece of crap I have at work).

    All of the CDs I design are set to run at 800x600, and are slightly smaller (700x500) to allow some room for the Windows status bar, etc. The 50 pixel border around the presentation stage is not distracting, and is hardly noticeable.

    Also, The Autorun Reference Guide may come in handy for those CDs.
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    Thanks Dead Rabbit,

    I guess I should have re-read the original post and my original answer to it. Some how I was thinking this was a html project. Too many late nights

    cheg4 has a good suggestion regarding SWF Studio. This is the software that I use for CD production and it works well.

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    Hey,

    Thanks guys for all your help and suggestions. SWF Studio did the trick and I'm well pleased.


    Cheers,
    Neil.

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