a different approach to using a controller

Specific Q&A about the new Flash export
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:02 am

Hey there:

See the below link for a couple FLAs and example Flash pano.

I bugged Thomas relentlessly for some access to the callouts for Pan/Tilt, etc., and he relented finally (probably just to shut me up :) )...

This approach uses an empty "shell" movie, into which you load a controller and panorama, as separate files.

The shell movie only handles the loading & dimensions of the presentation. The panorama movie is what you export from Pano2QTVR, without a controller. The controller movie uses the callouts to handle pan/tilt/zoom/autorotation.

Personally, I find this a bit more flexible -- but it does have an added layer of complexity. At any rate, enjoy!

http://spincontrol.cheathamlane.net/tes ... or_P2Q.zip

(note -- this is using "loadmovienum()" because of some internal flash incompatibilities with using the more flexible "loadmovie()")
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:24 am

The .fla seems to be not compatible with Flash MX

But thank you for your thoughts
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:32 am

Hey Dave:

Well, I'll see if I can export a downgrade to create you one for download.

Meantime, you might think about upgrading to the latest tool. :)

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Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:41 pm

Ahh good thought. Adobe wants $300 to upgrade just to the Flash Basic version of 8. The pro version is more.

Think I will try to get more milage out of MX
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:33 pm

HI 360Texas

Try it alternative Flash tools SWiSH Max

Easy to use.. and ultimate in Flash Authoring

In new version seems support FV8 engine

http://www.swishzone.com/index.php?area ... b=overview

Prise - 100 baks

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Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:09 pm

360Texas wrote:Ahh good thought. Adobe wants $300 to upgrade just to the Flash Basic version of 8. The pro version is more.

Think I will try to get more milage out of MX

Yeah, they're not cheap! The software arsenal I have to keep will one day bankrupt me... :P (C1 Pro, Aperture, Photoshop, Illustrator, Stitcher, Flash, etc etc -- and now, Windows & Parallels so I can run P2Q!)

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Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:38 pm

To create for Pano2QTVR 'controllerbar' or put branding... Flash8 don't need...Possible use easy and quality tools

I have tested for 360Texas - SWISHmax2006... all work fine

Trial version works completely.

SWISHmax 2006

Small example (which will 10 minutes for working) - ex. LOGOTYPE
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STEP1 - Making LOGO

It be defined with size window (like fine result your out pano) e.g. 500x250 / framerate 30 (if ani)

1. Bookmark - MOVIE

Import Logo - for the best in format WMF (after convert)

2.Use size and place of the position (e.g. right-top)

Save SWF and named - logo.SWF

3. Bookmark - EXPORT (SWF version to export= SWF8)

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STEP2 - Making Framework

It be defined with size window (like fine result your out pano) e.g. 500x250 / framerate 30

1. Bookmark - MOVIE

Introduce a Script which will allow to unite your panorama and logolayer in one shell

2. Bookmark - SCRIPT (in main window) "Expert mode"

Code: Select all

onFrame (1) {
   loadMovieNum("logo.swf", 2);
   loadMovieNum("mypano.swf", 1);
}
Copy and paste.

Save SWF and named - e.g shell.SWF

3. Bookmark - EXPORT (SWF version to export= SWF8)

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Enjoy:)

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D.SIze SetupSwishmax.exe ~ 10mb
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:50 pm

OK, for all you MXers out there, I've reuploaded the ZIP file...

See the link in the first post for this thread.

:)
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