dcsimg
A Flash Developer Resource Site

Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 164

Thread: Channel Surfing 2

  1. #41
    cartoonfox bacon man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    cardiff
    Posts
    634
    awesome, i should be able to get another one or two by then ^-^

    peace man

  2. #42
    ism BlinkOk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    , location, location
    Posts
    5,002
    i'm not sure if this will help but they did somethin similar over at the games forum and they posted a .fla "template". in the template you could name your .swf and press a button and the template would load the .swf. they used a callback function that the loaded .swf would call when the animation was finished.
    this allowed people to test their movies BEFORE they submitted them.
    Graphics Attract, Motion Engages, Gameplay Addicts
    XP Pro | P4 2.8Ghz | 2Gb | 80Gb,40Gb | 128Mb DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

  3. #43
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    Wouldn't going to control>test movie do the same?

  4. #44
    ism BlinkOk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    , location, location
    Posts
    5,002
    not really. if the template loads the .swf into an mc then references to _root (and any other invasive operations) will cause the template or movie to work incorrectly. this means the guys who create the movies can fix them before sending them to the guy who is organizing the event.
    Graphics Attract, Motion Engages, Gameplay Addicts
    XP Pro | P4 2.8Ghz | 2Gb | 80Gb,40Gb | 128Mb DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

  5. #45
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    Oh, I get what you're saying.

    Well this shouldn't be a problem if people stick to motion/shape tweens and frame by frame.

  6. #46
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1
    Hey pooon, update the gang on smosh, we want to start animating for channel surfing 2! that would be cool if the guy in charge of this one could post a bit too, to let the smosh peoepl know we are serious about this one too.

    edit: do I need more posts for an avatar?
    Last edited by smosh; 06-17-2004 at 06:54 PM.

  7. #47
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    Glad you could stop by. Hey, megatoon, they want you


    yea, you need 100 posts before you can get an avatar.

  8. #48
    it's 'cygnet', really.
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    anywhere but here
    Posts
    37
    hey.. i just might get around to doing something for this.. not sure about sound fx tho.. ^^;

    btw, 400 x 300 in what units? if that's a stupid question, .
    Last edited by c4gnet; 06-21-2004 at 05:04 AM.
    ...then what?

  9. #49
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    Computer pixels. Why no sound effects?

  10. #50
    No I can't do it by tommorow.. 1stbite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,300
    ok i see if i can find time to get a animation or two done for this.

    am i right? same rules as before and deadline around end of July?

    and in a blink of an eye...
    Media and Multimedia Courses in Nottingham - First Diploma | IMedia | HND | Foundation Degrees | BA(Hons) Top Ups.

    Give a Twit a chance!

  11. #51
    GAME ON!!!! megatoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    The Lonely End of the Rink
    Posts
    3,481
    Originally posted by 1stbite
    ok i see if i can find time to get a animation or two done for this.

    am i right? same rules as before and deadline around end of July?

    Yes there is still lots of time. I will be accepting submisions until July 31st.

    How is everyone else doing?
    Last edited by megatoon; 06-22-2004 at 02:34 PM.
    Wash My Dirty Mouth

  12. #52
    cartoonfox bacon man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    cardiff
    Posts
    634
    hey megatoon, did you recieve my 4th file (the second time round) ok?



    peace

  13. #53
    GAME ON!!!! megatoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    The Lonely End of the Rink
    Posts
    3,481
    Yes I did.CHanging the extension to .fla worked. I've all four you sent.

    Thanks
    Wash My Dirty Mouth

  14. #54
    Patron Saint of Beatings WilloughbyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Ro-cha-cha-cha, New York
    Posts
    1,992
    Wow! How big is the main file (if you are generating it already, megatoon)?

    I have storyboarded two ideas...will animated Friday, maybe... I might just slack, though...

    It's a pity the majority of my ideas clock in at around 30 seconds

    -pXw

  15. #55
    zephyr Olly K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The Univerity of Wales, Newport
    Posts
    1,357
    Originally posted by WilloughbyJackson
    It's a pity the majority of my ideas clock in at around 30 seconds
    As it's channel surfing it doesn't really matter if the animation cut short or start in a funny place, just makes it more like real channel surfing
    You could always do it in two parts also
    - I made this!
    http://www.okkle.co.uk - creatures, art, animation and toys!
    Toilet Trumps

  16. #56
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    When I was working on part one, the file size was over 100 megs by the end. 120 I think. When published it was as small as 2.9 megs for the low quality version.

  17. #57
    GAME ON!!!! megatoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    The Lonely End of the Rink
    Posts
    3,481
    I'm still finishing up my remaining animations. So i haven't attempted putting them together yet.

    pooon, how did you go about putting the last Channel Surf together. Are you saying you actually copy/pasted each individual fla into a single Flash file?
    Wash My Dirty Mouth

  18. #58
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    That is correct. I'd first edit their .fla if needed (correcting fps or size), then I selected all the frames and turned it into one movie clip. I then dragged that movie clip from their .fla to the complete channel surfing fla, and dropped it into a video layer. I then took all the audio tracks from that movie clip and placed them into a layer on the main stage called audio. When they were all together I exported it as a .wav file, so all the sound effects were in one easy to manage file, as to prevent sounds from bleeding into the wrong scenes, as flash has a tendancy to do.

  19. #59
    GAME ON!!!! megatoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    The Lonely End of the Rink
    Posts
    3,481
    Wow! Not what I expected to tell you the truth. Thanks for all that hard work.

    I was thinking more along the lines of adding the TV static to beginning of each clip. Then creating the main fla with the TV. Preload all the clips. Then use Load Movie to load them all independantly.

    Not sure which way to go. I will definatly have to do some tests soon.
    Wash My Dirty Mouth

  20. #60
    Always Twirling Toward Freedom pooon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    On the sunny beaches of Canada
    Posts
    896
    Its really up to you, what every you feel more comfortable with.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width

HTML5 Development Center