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    I've got the standard beeps-and-wooshes special...

    I've got the standard beeps-and-wooshes special effects noises and background music combination, right? How can I make a mute button that will not only stop the music, but keep the buttons and stuff...
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    use pixel fonts!

    When quality is on high, all text is anti-aliased. Most fonts will become illegible when anti-aliased (smoothed) at small sizes -- anything below 12 looks bad. Two solutions: use system fonts,...
  3. Thread: save me

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    It happens over the Internet. I think what he...

    It happens over the Internet. I think what he needed to do was download the Flash plugin -- but he had been looking at our progress up till then on the same computer. I made the thing in 5, but...
  4. Thread: save me

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    We've done this 2 minute flash movie product demo...

    We've done this 2 minute flash movie product demo thing and everything seems cool on every machine we test it on except the client's. Has anyone ever come across an error like this: "Invalid page...
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    cool, i'll try it

    thankS! I'll post again with results --
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    Re: Drag movie clip

    You need to hide the normal cursor too. I don't know the script, but it can be done.
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    Whats up, flashkit-- I've got this real goofy...

    Whats up, flashkit--
    I've got this real goofy movie, but I can't get it to load right. Maybe it's just my computer or something. It works locally, but not over the net. I'm exporting it as Flash...
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    easy

    just a) set your actionscript window to expert mode than just type "//" before your comment and there you go, you made a comment! :D Or, if you are not an expert, you can select comment from the...
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    this is why we like flash

    The cool thing about Flash as opposed to html etc is that your stuff will look pretty much the same on all machines, unless some play them slow or users have goofy resolutions.
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    Cool -- I've tried the scale thing but not the...

    Cool -- I've tried the scale thing but not the alpha thing. Do you have any idea why this is happening? Just a bug, I guess.
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    I'm confused.

    I always thought that unless you are using a systems font (_sans, etc.) or you are using text dynamically, the font is embedded in the flash movie. Unless you are trying to take a .fla from one...
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    Has anyone run across this problem? Whenever I...

    Has anyone run across this problem? Whenever I use a bitmap in a Flash movie, it looks sort of wacked for a second then snaps in, you know? Like it's stretched out one pixel, then it settles in at...
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    nope

    this is a big reason people use Director over Flash in making cdroms.
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    Re: use

    cool, I think what I needed was _framesload and _totalframes, as opposed to getFramesLoaded. I'll give it a shot -- thanks
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    Is there a way to do the percent preloaded thing...

    Is there a way to do the percent preloaded thing with Flash 4? In 5 it relies on actions not supported by 4. Here's the script:

    total_bytes = _root.getBytesTotal();
    loaded_bytes =...
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    Your percent loaded is total bytes/ bytes loaded,...

    Your percent loaded is total bytes/ bytes loaded, times 100, right? Just multiply it by 50 or whatever instead of 100, and change your "if frame is loaded" statement to compensate. Be careful --...
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    Yea, use labels.

    Yea, use labels.
  18. Thread: Wacom tablet

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    I'm all about the Wacom tablet. I've got a big...

    I'm all about the Wacom tablet. I've got a big one -- I think it's like a foot and a half. Worth it, but sometimes it causes conflicts and crashes my box. Like, if I minimize a monster program...
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    what's up, flashkit -- I've got this project...

    what's up, flashkit --
    I've got this project going where the client wants lots of bitmap images, and small file sizes. I've given up saying "think vecters." I've seen movies where people have...
  20. whats up -- I just did a timer on my last...

    whats up -- I just did a timer on my last project, here's how it works.
    On the main timeline, put a stop action where you want the timer. on the following frame, put a play action. Make a movie...
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    hey agent vivid

    That's a pretty hot signature piece you got there...I noticed it uses a few different pictures -- did you use generator?
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    of course you can do this without onClipEvent,...

    of course you can do this without onClipEvent, too. Just put this on frame 1 of your loading scene:

    total_bytes = _root.getBytesTotal();
    loaded_bytes = _root.getBytesLoaded();
    percent_done =...
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    Flash won't allow you to load between scenes --...

    Flash won't allow you to load between scenes -- once it starts loading it won't stop until you close the window or the whole movie is loaded. If you want to load between scenes, you have to make...
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    publish/test makes an .swf, export allows you to...

    publish/test makes an .swf, export allows you to make frame sequences, avi's, quicktimes etc. You usually lose buttons and actions. It's useful for generating graphics for other mediums like...
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    I recently finished a project for a client when,...

    I recently finished a project for a client when, post-delivery, we started testing it on slow computers and found that it was really processor-intensive. For this project it wasn't a big problem...
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