Almost there! YOU CAN DO IT. I believe in you!!!!
To help you out on your final flash adventures, here are the examples for the day:
Here are some new flash examples.
Sound with Pause
The best way to add video for right now is to import the video through the File>Import> Import to Stage menu into an FLV player (top option in the window that opens). You can then convert this video to a moviclip and target as you would other movieclips.
Take a look at the example. Basically, I’ve set it up so that it stops on the first frame and keeps checking to see if the whole movie has been loaded (# of bytes). If it has, it plays. Otherwise, it changes the text and the size of the bar. Make sure to simulate download when checking the preloader.
This is for loading other swf files and jpgs. It’s really handy because then you can build parts separately and add them as needed. It saves on download time, and is great when working in teams.
Sound: Play and Pause
Here, we add some code to our previous simple_sound file in order to keep track of where the song was when we pause it, and then play it in that spot again.
For next week:
We will start at the beginning of class, so have everything ready to go. Test it out, practice a simple presentation of the project, and think of it as an opportunity to practice presenting yourself to an audience. Good luck! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s hard work.
OMGOMGOMG! Only 2 more classes before the final! Let’s use our time wisely. I’ll run through examples that might be helpful for your final. You ask me questions. Let’s go!
Check back over the blog post for Week 11, and review the files in the link. To start you thinking about other things that you can do with Actionscript, download this file, and run the examples. See if you can understand how they are programmed.
We’ll take our first look at Actionscript today and talk about our final projects.
Let’s continue Flash today with Tweens!
Flash was always my first love. It combines time-based image editing format with programming and multimedia capabilities! It is a great way to add fluid animation and interaction to your design, and it frees you from the grid constraints of xhtml/css.
We’ll continue working with HTML and CSS today, exploring tables, menus, and images. You’ll begin turning your portfolio designs into live websites!
Today, we’ll review CSS positioning and explore some tricks with images. We’ll also learn how to use tables and make sitemaps.