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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SWiSH Max4 allows the user to assign a transparent color to images. The process works well. However, an inconsistent background color can introduce aberrations including jagged edges and areas where the original background remains. These aberrations can be improved by applying an inner blur filter.
The Flash animation below shows the different stages of applying transparency then adding a filter. The last image demonstrates how good it can look when used with a dark background. In this case, the filter color is altered to match the background color.
You have probably seen many Flash animations that transition images by rotating them in a vertical or horizontal direction. This type of effect is reasonably easy to achieve with a basic knowledge of high school trigonometry and some scripting. This tutorial explains the basics of the trigonometry so that you can expand the concept for your own use.
Have you ever wanted to write a Flash file uploader that allows your clients, or users, to upload (or download) files to and from your website? The FileReference class (for Flash 8 or later) allows you to do this. Although not documented in our help files, a detailed description of the FileReference class can be found at the Adobe website or in the Flash AS2 language reference pdf document which can be downloaded from here.
In addition to authoring your Flash page, you will also need to create the appropriate server pages to support the file uploads. An example of a php server page is given at the end of this article.
The example swf file below allows you to initiate the download of some different items from our server. The transfer status messages received by the FileReference object are shown in the status window.
Most of the information available for using fullscreen video mode uses Actionscript 3 coding. However it is certainly achievable using Actionscript 2 and SWiSH Max, so we thought we’d explain the scripting necessary to do so.
Have you ever considered drawing your shapes with script? There are many advantages to scripted drawing such as smaller files sizes, dynamic or randomized results and better user interaction. This tutorial covers the basic functions and steps you’ll need to get you started.
As can be seen from the example above, shapes can be drawn with knowledge of a few basic script commands. The commands used and the advantages of using script to draw shapes is discussed in the remainder of this article.