LINGO DIR6.5 MAC
Posted on 1998-11-05
Hi! I am working in director v.6.5 on the macintosh, I do not know if this question I am about to ask is possible or not, but here it goes:
I have two director movies, lets call them movie01 and movie02. The last frame of my movie01 has a script which calls movie02. The lingo is:
play movie "movie02"
So, movie01 is finished playing and now movie02 is started. So far, so good.
My question to you is, somewhere between the last frame of movie01 and the first frame of movie02, is it possible to have the last frame of movie01 to remain on the screen while movie02 is preloading?(WITHOUT cutting the last frame of movie01 and pasting it into the first frame of movie02).
In other words, When movie02 is started, I do not want the updatestage function to take effect for movie02, keeping the image from the previous movie on the stage, until I press a keyDown command. If this is possible, any suggestions would be helpful. I hope my phrasing is not too complicated.
One last problem I am having is the Direct to Stage with digital video. My digital video is an mpeg1 converted to quicktime3.0 amd imported into director through media element menu. When I have the Direct to Stage turned on, the video plays perfectly fine, my problem is that when I turn Direct to Stage off, the video won't play at all and all I am left with is a black square the size of the video window. According to the director manuals it should still play fine, but it does not. Why would this happen? I am working on a G3 at 333MHz. Please respond ASAP.