Best way to set this up.
Posted on 2003-03-24
Ok I don't know ActionScript just so you know you.
I'm making this Flash tool where you can cycle through pictures.
The problem is that I have 176 pictures, and each picture has 19 variations.
That's 3344 graphic files.
Well one way I thought was.. putting each main picture in a movie clip and on each frame place it's variations, 19 frames.
So I started in thi route.. making a layer for each main picture in the main movie. But then I'm having to hide all the other pictures by sending each movieclip to an empty frame. So only one main picture shows.
Well this is getting tideous and rediculous and I'm sure there's got to be an easier way? I've named all the pictures numbers.
So I'm using the same movieclip but when I hit next in my javacript I can say (GraphicFileName# + 1) remove what's evers in frame 1 in MovieClipXXX and place this new graphic in frame one.
Or if there is some way to do an FS command that does that and I can call the FS command from javacript and send it the arguments. Like FSCommmand "ReplacePic", "GraphicFile"
I'm not really sure how to go about it, so I'm trying to get ideas. Best idea or solution gets the points.
Samples are most welcomed and will get more points. But wait until I want to go your route before sending sample. firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: I didn't proofread this post, I'm tired.