Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamically loading sections, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Now, I currently have four different Flash files created:…the main Flash file and then these different sections.…And what I want to happen is I want to, when you click on a button, to load that…particular section in.…But I am not going to load in the FLA, because this is the working file, I need…to load in its SWF file, its Small Web Format file.…Now, I am just going to open up my about.fla, and in order to make an SWF, I can…do it a number of ways, but the easiest way is just to go down to Control > Test…Movie, because each time you test a movie, it creates an SWF file.…
So this is already generated, and I can also see what it looks like, so this is…what I should expect when it gets loaded into the index file.…Same thing for the portfolio.fla, portfolio file in that folder, if I do a Test…Movie, it will generate that portfolio.swf.…And then the video.fla, if I do Control > Test Movie, it will create this video.swf.…Now, just be mindful that the stage background color is irrelevant, because…
- 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.