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loading dynamic images into flash movie

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Hello

I'm using flash MX with php script.

I have created a wheel with spinning images.
Every frame has a image.

My question is how can i create a dynamic wheel so that i do not have to specify the images at creation
of my flash movie but call the variables from my php script.

I want to do this also with text.

Is this possible?????
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Yes... It is possible. The simplest, and most common method would be to use Flash's loadVariables(url, location [, variables]) function (or maybe it is loadVariablesNum now, depending on whether the target is a number). The URL would be the php script that determines which images to use.

Your php script would determine which images to display, and then print out a single line to the browser. An example of the printout would be:

image1=image1.gif&image2=image7.gif&image3=image4.gif

Your flash movie would then just need to load those images based on the variable name that was passed. So something along the lines of:

var base_image = "http://www.domain.com/images/";
var img1 = base_image + image1;
var img2 = base_image + image2;
...

How you actually decide to implement this is up to you, but this is basically an overview of how it would work.

For more help, look here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actions/loadvariables.html

You didn't really specify if you had any PHP specific questions. If you do have questions on how to randomly get the images, etc. then please let us know. In general though, using loadVariables() or loadVariablesNum() is the way to do this.

Good luck.
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