Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding navigation, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Once the ActionScript structure of a basic button is in place, I can now…navigate to this section selected, because currently what's going on, if I go to…Control>Test Movie, all I have are these various trace statements that are…being shown in the Output panel.…But what I want to happen is I want to actually navigate to the video section…when I click on the Video button and likewise for all the other buttons.…So let's take a look at the code.…
I'm going to go to the AS layer.…I'm going to select that first frame.…I'm going to go Window and open up the Actions panel and the first thing I'm…going to do is I'm going to pin the code, because, again, I don't want it to move…if I click on something else.…I want it to always stay up and available.…But as you can see, when you click on the home button, all I get is the trace…statement and same for the about button and the video button.…Now, I'm just going to go ahead and start with the Video button and what you can…do is click in this gray bar.…
You can just retract the Actions panel, so it's out of the way.…
- Optimizing and publishing a Flash web site
- Designing a professional photo or video portfolio
- Adding button interactivity
- Adding functionality to portfolio thumbnails
- Displaying content with XML
- Adding audio to portfolio presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: While following along with the course, I encountered the following error in Flash CS4:
1120: Access of undefined property content_mc.
What is causing this error?
A: Flash is looking for something (the content movieclip) with the instance name “content_mc” but it is not finding it. Select the content movieclip on the stage. In the Properties panel give it an instance name of “content_mc”. Make sure there are no spaces before or after. That should resolve the error.
Q: What is the best strategy for integrating 720/60P HD video into a website? Would creating a blank page that opens in full HD resolution be the best way to view the full quality of the HD video file?
A: A video file that large would just be unreasonable for most users to open. These settings are a good place to start: 600x400is
Bitrate level: 1,000kbps
Bitrate Encoding: VBR These are just recommendations, and can be modified to preference. Also keep in mind that in Flash, one of the buttons that can be added is a full screen button, which is part of the skins.