Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Allowing for unlimited thumbnails, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
So here is my portfolio as it stands right now.…I have two thumbnails and what I'm going to want to do is I'm going to start to…add more thumbnails on down the line, until they actually go off the screen, and…then I want to add a scroll pane component, so I can scroll those images.…What this allows for is an unlimited number of images for your portfolio.…So I'm going to go into the code, this first frame of the AS layer, and I'm…going to go to Window>Actions, and right in here, you can see that I have the…current two thumbnails.…
All I'm going to do is just paste in code for a total of ten images.…I'll just review how these change from thumbnail to thumbnail.…As you can see, thumbLoader2 moves over 100 pixels.…So this thumbLoader3, I had to create.…Again, give it an instance name, and it moves over 200 pixels.…So it's not on top of the previous one.…Not only that, I've changed the thumbnail image, the large image, and then the…content that goes in the text fields.…
So that's what happens for each one.…
- 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.