Posts Tagged ‘Max4’

Tutorial:Using iframes

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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.

Click on the image to the left to view the example webpage which is based on the main webpage.

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.


Tutorial: Text effects with masking

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Masking allows an object to define the outline of a movie clip. This can be used to create truly hypnotic effects!  This tutorial will explain how to create the Hypnotic effect with SWiSH Max4 and provides suggestions for possible modifications that will allow you to design your own effects.


Tutorial: Paypal with Max

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

With some scripting, it is possible to add a PayPal checkout to your Flash website using the Flash LoadVars object.

Although briefly documented in our help files, a detailed description of the LoadVars class can be found at the Adobe website or in the Flash AS2 language reference pdf document which can be downloaded from here. (more…)

Tutorial: Using the checkbox component

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The CheckBox component can save a significant amount of development time if this type of control is required on your webpage. The control is extremely useful to provide options that allow layers or detail to be optionally added or omitted from your movie.


New HTML Template: fullbrowser.swhtml

Monday, January 16th, 2012

There was recent forum discussion on how to resize the published .swf movie according to the current browser dimensions. As can be seen from the demonstration movie below, the default html template does not resize the .swf movie to fill the available browser space. This blog article describes how to modify the html file so that the swf movie is resized for the current browser. (See the second example in the movie below). The modifications can also be applied by publishing with the new fullbrowser.swhtml html template that is supplied with this blog post.

The template / modifications will work in Max3, Max4, miniMax3 and miniMax4 and have been tested with IE9, Firefox 9.01, Google Chrome 16.0.912.75 m and Safari 5.1. When using IE9 and Firefox, a redundant vertical scroll bar appears however this does not affect usage.


Tutorial: Simulated solar system using Motion Paths

Friday, January 13th, 2012

This tutorial demonstrates how to make a simple solar system simulation using SWiSH Max4 and its motion path feature. This is a great animation for a science class,  or any space oriented website.