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  1. Curses!! that's sort of what i thought, except...

    Curses!!
    that's sort of what i thought, except that i didn't know about the subtracting one vector image from another - i'll have to have a look at that
    thanks !
    Bob
  2. removing parts of an image to make swf lighter

    Hi
    I've got a big image imported into my fla from photoshop and i use it as a background - but some of it is covered by other clips - so i thought maybe it'd make my swf smaller if i removed the...
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    anyone ? :-)

    anyone ?
    :-)
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    hi

    you need to put a normal closing bracket after the 70 and a semi-colon after alpha++

    i think that's it

    have fun
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    comparing variables

    hi
    this is a very simple question but i can't work it out!

    i have five variables and i'd like to compare them to see which has the highest value and the do an action according to which is the...
  6. phew! - finally got it to work with loadVars()...

    phew! - finally got it to work with loadVars() after a LOT of effort.
    Here's my code, if anyone's interested - maybe someone's got an idea for shortening it ?


    // This next section loads and...
  7. i can't get the cacheKiller to work .....

    hi
    I'm trying to use the "cacheKiller" to force the swf to call the server each time instead of getting the external txt file from the user's cache.

    I'm using loadVariablesNum() and i wanted to...
  8. tha gives me an idea

    i opened the file again, copied the text and deleted the existing text box
    i then clicked outside the main stage with the text tool and pasted the text in - it was all in one long line
    i then...
  9. i don't know ...

    tried to send it as an attached file to the mail addy above but it was returned each time so i've sent them a mail from their site asking them to have a look at this thread and DL the file.

    I...
  10. mxkidz - thanks for looking at it ...

    mxkidz - thanks for looking at it

    unfortunately, when i downloaded and opened the fla file it showed up as an empty file (like when you select "new" in the Files menu) - something went wrong - i'm...
  11. well ... thanks for the suggestions mxKidz, i...

    well ... thanks for the suggestions mxKidz, i tried them all and that didn't work, unfortunately

    I also tried to email it to support@fontsforflash.com but it just came back to me :-(

    so, i'll...
  12. here's a screen shot of two different parts of...

    here's a screen shot of two different parts of the text box - the left is ok but the right is not on the pixel grid (this is at 800% with the pixel snap grid)
  13. i read the 'sticky' but still have a prob

    hi
    i read the sticky about clear fonts (very helpful it is too) but i still have a problem

    I'm using the FFF harmony font in a large dynamic text box (270 x 200) - it's positioned with integers...
  14. thanks

    i hadn't thought of that - instead of moving the center point, move everything else - i like it !!:D
    Bob
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    that's strange

    i had the same problem
    someone e-mailed me a fla file a while back that i tried to open with Flash MX and Flash 5 on my PC and it wouldn't work - turned out it was a Mac version :confused:
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    hi

    whilst the people here are probably very knowledgeable in the wider field of web development it really is a Flash help site and that isn't what you need.

    I sometimes go to a general help forum at...
  17. changing the center point of a graphic

    hi
    i have a bit of code that changes the _height of a graphic in a clip so that it gradually gets taller or shorter - that works fine except that the center point(? - the circle with the little...
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    anyone got any ideas? ..... or maybe it just...

    anyone got any ideas? ..... or maybe it just can't be done
    Bob
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    is it possible to change a _level ??

    hi
    this is quite a simple question .... well, i hope so anyway :-))

    suppose i have a swf on _level5, is it possible to change it to _level10 while the movie is playing ?

    similarly, if i have a...
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    me too !

    VERY nice effect - will you let us in on your secret ?!!
    Bob
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    very interesting !

    i think i'll go for the "arguments.callee._name" method - i didn't even know that one existed.
    This is great stuff as it means i'll be able to load my function-confirm-check swf into any other...
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    FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC!!!! that was it... when i...

    FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC!!!!

    that was it...

    when i was defining my variable it was like this

    _root.check.returnFunction = targetPath(this) + ".button1";

    so i changed it to
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    call function from variable

    hi
    i have a bit of code that calls a function using a variable - like in this example from Moock:



    var gp = gotoAndPlay;
    gp(25);


    in my code the variable "returnFunction" is a target...
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    hi

    well,i just tried that and i'm afraid it didn't work ...
    thanks for you suggestion anyway
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    prob with loadMovieNum url

    hi
    I'm using Flash MX.
    when i try to load a swf with this code it doesn't work:

    loadMovieNum(_level0.ProgramFiles + "\\Swf\\passwordEN.swf", 100);

    //the variable _level0.programFiles...
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