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Flash Screens & Wizards
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:29:18 PM »
I'm just starting to get into flash and have just completed the tutorial videos and have been looking through the Mach Nation screens. Looking for somewhere to start, the idea of a few wizards came to mind so , as you may have guessed, my question is can you make Flash wizards?

Cheers

Dave
Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 02:38:53 PM »
I'm guessing not based on the lack of replies!

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Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 02:56:11 PM »
Dave, it can be done and i have asked a guru to advise you if possible.

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Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 07:51:37 AM »
Thanks Brett

I look forward to hearing from one of the other guys.

Cheers

Dave

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Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 08:52:32 AM »
Not a Guyu here, but, you can do Wizards by, putting them into your main screens.

You can "Simulate" how it is done in Mach if you want, you can make a Wizards button that can then jump to an Index page, then from there
jump to the pages that contain what ever wizard. You can use Frame Lables to lable the start point of your wizard.

Unfortunatly, there "Currently" isnt a "LoadStandardScreens()" function in Flash like there is in regular screens.

Another thing or way to do it, is you can put all your Wizards in their own Time line and that embedded under the "Wizards Button".

Hopefully Jason will chime in here shortly, and say the easy way to do it or the better way to do it.

scott
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Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 07:50:31 PM »
Art and Brian are re enable this ability in the latest versions of Mach so I can included an example for you.
As soon as they make that update I will post the demo file here.

When it is ready you will have 2 options to load screens.

---------To create "Wizards" or load external data in Flash--------

-Option 1
Mach's conventional screen ".set" using SWF

Benefits are: you can load flash "SWF" wizards using a Mach's conventional screen ".set"

1. Create a Folder in your : C:\Mach3\Addons\
2. Start Mach and load wizard.


-Option 2
Flash screen "Load External data"

Using: "Load Movie" (which is a way to load external swf's,data,text file,picture,movies)

Benefits are you can load many different file types (exp: swf, .set, xml, flv, mov, bmp, png, jpg, css, html, php...) .
You can also load as many as you would like at once, and  as well as display them in any location and size you wish.

This is very hard to explain without a demo file...will have one as soon as they are done.



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Re: Flash Screens & Wizards
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 10:05:26 AM »
see............   Told Ya!!!

   I just knew that    Jason "Grand Master Flash" Blake would pop up with the easy way!!!

Thanks Jay, both of those will be very cool indeed!

Scott
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