Radio buttons, along with Check boxes and Combo controls are some of the most familiar interfaces on the web. Every component enabled version of SWiSH Max and SWiSH miniMax (versions 2, 3 and 4), come with a radio button component: Buttons | Radiobutton | Radiobutton. Knowing how to use this component could save you a considerable amount of time when creating your movie.
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We have had a few requests recently asking how to create a flag. There is currently a USA flag provided with our components (see Shapes | 2D | Artwork | Flag_USA). However if you want to create a flag for a different country, this tutorial will guide you through the steps.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), a W3C standard, is a XML file format that defines two dimensional vector graphics. Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons contain a vast amount of images, much of which is available in SVG format without copyright restrictions. For example, this map of the USA. Although SWiSH Max cannot import this format directly, a free application, Inkscape, can be used to open these images and re-export as .emf files which Max can import.
Frames allow a browser window to be split into multiple segments. This can be used to place a Flash banner above, below, to the left, right or over your main html website. This tutorial discusses how.
Frames are an html object so you will need to have a basic knowledge of html coding. If you don’t understand html, there are many resources on the internet. See the Resources heading later in this blog post for some suggested reading.
Note that the clock can be dragged over the original webpage which is a mixture of Flash and html.
The example uses iframe tags, absolute positioning and Flash’s transparent wmode.
A recent support call asked an interesting question - ”Can I monitor when Ctrl+C is pressed and then perform an action?“ Although it is possible to monitor such key sequences (details are given below), some browsers will prevent the sequence from making it through to your Flash movie. So in answer to the above question, it really depends on the browser being used.
Now, thanks to google’s “swiffy”, there is an easy way to re-use your SWiSH Max files to create simple animations in html5. Using swiffy is easy, first export your movie to a .swf file then use the swiffy website. The movie below shows you how: