Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Displaying XML content, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Now once you can trace out XML content in Flash, the next thing you're going to…want to do is to put this data into containers to be accessed when needed, and…probably the most flexible container is going to be an array.…But as you'll notice, here are all of my different items being traced out.…I have the title, the Description, large image, thumbnail and what I want to…do is to put all of these in a large container, so all of the titles will go in an array.…And what an array is…is kind of like if I had a big moving truck and this truck is filled with…boxes, well, each box would be an item and in this box could contain any type of…item I want it to contain.…
In this case, it's going to be a truck full of titles, and each title contains…some specific information.…So that's what I want to make.…I am going to my Timeline panel. I'm going to go to this first frame here and…I'm going to go to Window and open up the Actions panel and right at here, at the…very top, I'm just going to go ahead and type in Array.…
- 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.