View Full Version : Flashing news pictures with links ? How is this done ?
02-21-2005, 11:08 PM
I have seen these on many sites....
Is there a program out there that can easily create these flashing news pictures and links with the back / pause / forward buttons ?
Maybe I just don't know what they are called but I can't find any tutorials or programs anywhere.
I have limited-moderate flash skills but am looking for something fast and easy that can get the job done since I will be changing news items frequently.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
If you have flash, something like that is quite easy. It is just a timed interval telling the playhead to go to the next frame containing the picture or graphics. The forward and next button do the same thing except on a press or release event. Just code a movieclip with stop action on each frame containing different graphics. Then tell the movieclip timeline to go to the next frame using setInterval. The next and back buttons would just reset the interval and send the movieclip playhead to the previous or next frame.
02-25-2005, 06:08 AM
Thanks for the help !!! ... but now how do I incorporate the fades ?
Flash allows you to achieve the same effect with different methods. It depends on how your project is set up as to how well a particular method will work. If you set things up like in my first post, you can include movieclips as the content for the adHolder movieclip frames. Each movieclip can be alpha faded from 0 to 100 with a simple motion tween or it can be done with actionscript. Another method would be to use a loadMovie command on each frame of the adHolder movieclip to load a seperate .swf(movie). Each seperate movie file could contain it's own alpha fade in at the start of the movie. Loading external movie files would allow the project to be more dynamic in nature. All you would need to do to change the ads is create a new .swf file to be loaded. If you dont mind editing the original project, the movieclip method might be easier to create if your new to flash. Just change the content in the frames of the movieclip as necessary.
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