I needed to make an animation using high resolution TIF files. I took approximately 150 TIF files, each 540 KB, and used Adobe After Effects (version, around 2004?) to make a .swf file. It works great although heavy at 11 mb (for my purposes, this sizing is fine). The only problem is that I would like to warn the user that the file needs to load.
So, I would like to use a flash preloader screen that shows percent completed in terms of the 11 mb loading. I do not have the Flash program.
a.) Is there any way I can use a pre-built flash loader and that could calculate the time remaining to load my 11 mb file? I don't have the actual .fla file because one was not generated.
b.) Or, if the Flash program is really needed, what would need to be done since I don't have the .fla and only the .swf?
If the answer is in item a.), please provide a link, etc. for me to get access to an appropriate preloader .swf and or script.