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.
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For those interested in improving their scripting, one of the most useful script commands is duplicateMovieClip(). This command can be used to dynamically duplicate any existing movie clip and can be used to great effect.
Some of our users have reported problems when using very large SWiSH Max4 files - in one case the file was over 100 MBytes. Sometimes a large file may be unavoidable, however there are a number of things that can (and should) be done to keep your file size as small as possible. This article discusses some of those techniques.
Craig Lowe from Loweonline has made a great tutorial on how to make fireworks with SWiSH Max4 using a color matrix filter and an animated .gif file. This example will be useful for that New Years eve animation you’re working on right now.
Check it out here.
Thanks Craig, for bringing this useful tutorial to the notice of our readers.
The following example is an SWF file that sends commands to the SWF file below it:
This is just HTML text to show that the SWF
above and the one below are separate files.
Resizing your SWiSH Max movie to fill the entire browser, used to mean scaling content. This would lead to pixilated images and text (a problem if you are using bitmap fonts). How can you scale one element and not another? How can you keep certain parts of your site fixed at a specific location in the browser? Well, that’s what this tutorial is all about! (more…)