loading... as part of your movie in flash 5
i have a flash site and it doesnt load too quickly. but while its loading it comes up v---e--r----y slowly and half the movie is done before it even starts streaming. Anyways, all i want it to have a loading part of my movie in the begininng. thats all. im sure SOMEONE can help me
Preloaders... concept is like this:
At its simplest form... you have 2 keyframes in the PRELOAD SCENE. (The scene where your current movie exists now should be renamed to MAIN SCENE.
Keyframe 1 of PRELOAD SCENE states:
if last_frame_in_movie of MAIN SCENE is done loading (use the If Frame Is Loaded A/S), gotoAndPlay MAIN SCENE, else gotoAndPlay Keyframe 2.
Keyframe 2 of PRELOAD SCENE states:
gotoAndPlay keyframe 1 again (in effect, causing it to loop the PRELOAD SCENE till movie is done loading).
All the while, you show in a different layer of the preload scene (both frames) some simple message saying Loading... or something like that. More advanced preloaders have percentages loaded shown (done via other A/S and some math manipulation).
There are plenty of tutorials on preloaders at http://www.flashkit.com and http://www.were-here.com (just to name a couple).
[This message has been edited by rh71 (edited 09-04-2001).]
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