Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying professional transitions, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
So as you are developing but before you complete your site, you want to give…your site a quick review just to see how everything is functioning, and…currently, it seems to be functioning pretty well.…I can click on the About section and what I do see is this content actually…comes up before the transition finishes.…Not only that, if I click on video, it does get stuck sometimes.…And what's going on there is Flash is trying to do too much at once.…It's trying to move this big background and then it's trying to load in this video.…
So I really want to have an orderly process for these transitions.…So really, when the transition completes or the tween completes, that's when I…want the content to load in. All right.…So I have the index.fla file open and I am going to select that first frame…there in the AS layer.…I am going to open up my Actions panel and I am going to move this up a touch,…and pin my code down there at the bottom, just by pressing that Pushpin.…Now I can go ahead and take a look at this, because what's going on in is I have…
- 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.