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Make SWF from more than one FLA

Posted on 2012-03-28
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We inherited a job with multiple fla file & one resultant swf. We had to change ONE of the fla.

How can be make an swf from multiple fla files?
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Question by:Richard Korts
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by:blue-genie
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that sounds odd and in my opinion - downright impossible.
if you were to export each fla file, you'd get multiple swf files, what they might be doing is having one "main" or base swf file which then loads other swf files.

I'm just guessing as it's hard to say without seeing the files in question.
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by:Richard Korts
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Attached are the 3 fla files (the one called contractor2.fla is modified).

There is ONE swf file; you can see in on the right at http://meyercosprinklers.com/

(it won't allow me to attach the other????).
marketing.fla
contractor2.swf
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by:blue-genie
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can you try and rename the other fla i.e contractor2.txt and upload it? or was it giving you a xfl error ? if so try and save your file for CS4 and reupload it - it would make life much easier to be able to access everything.
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hey, the file that's in your website is called marketing.swf

which is what would be compiled from the marketing.fla file

this file in turn will load a other swf files
"banner"+_root.banSeqArr[count]+".swf

so you wil have a file called banner1.swf or something to that effect.
so in your file directory where marketing.swf resides, you should have other swf files as well.
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by:Richard Korts
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Yes, that's what is there.

So the question now is which banner related to which fla file?

They are called banner1, 2 & 3.

I guess it's trial & error?
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by:Richard Korts
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One more question, can I just rename the contractor2.swf to banner1.swf or do I have to recompile it?

Thanks
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No, there's no trial or error about it. have a look at the file where the marketing.swf is embedded.

there's this line of code
   <PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="marketing.swf?bseq=2.3.1">

then inside the flash code in frame 1.


_root.banSeqArr=bseq.split(".");
so what is happening is this - when the flash file loads - it gets the 2.3.1 value, turns it into an array - so in this case it will load banner2.swf then banner3.swf and then banner1.swf an then loop.

if you're happy with contractor.swf you can just rename it.
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