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Thread: Free Preloader.. easy to use.. just plug it in.

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    upuaut8
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    Free Preloader.. easy to use.. just plug it in.

    (I opted to post this in it's own thread for the sake of the title.)
    HELLO FLASHERS!!!!

    you asked for it, you got it. You want to learn no scripting in life.. now you can get by without it. (just kidding. )

    1)Open this zip (www.mycgiserver.com/~upuaut/preloadclip.zip) and take out the flash movie inside.

    2)Open the flash movie and save it to your hard drive somewhere.

    3)Inside there is a movie clip called preloaderclip. Take this clip and place it in the first frame of any animation.

    It's as simple as that.. no a/s changes are required..

    4)It has two functions. The first is that it stops the main time line. It detects the number of bytes of info which make up what ever movie it's in. It displays both the total bytes of the movie, but also the number of bytes loaded, and finaly, when it sees that everything is loaded, it starts the main time line again.

    Have fun with it. it's open source, so play around.. change the interface, ect.
    Warning.. I've been having some troubles moving it into files on the Mac. I can reproduce it on the Mac, but for some reason it doesn't want to just drag and drop in from the library. Also, this clip only works in Flash5.0.... so there you have the warning. Hope it works for you.. if you need more explination let me know.

    To see it working, click here..www.mycgiserver.com/~upuaut/preloadertest.swf
    ... but be warned the swf which is loading is huge in order for me to see if the preloader was working.. it's just a bunch of filler picks from my colorado trip.. so it's really not worth waiting for.. this is just to check out the byte's loading function.

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    willk
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    cool

    cool

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    Re: cool

    I've updated it now.. it now has a cool animation which plays. The total file size for the preloader clip after publishing, is 4k..

    Hope this helps the newbies out there.

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    Re: cool

    If lazyness is the mother on invention how come I didn't make that clip. Thanks for sharing I will try it out.

    John

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    Re: cool

    hey upuaut8,
    Thanks for the link. It is quite fascinating, and I think the drag-and drop doens't work on a MAC because the FLA hasn't been saved on the hard drive. Extract the FLA to the hard drive and then open it; it might enable the Library and the drag and drop features. I'm wondering, are you in any of the pictures found on the animation?

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    Re: cool

    I did try downloading it from my site to the Mac today, I unzipped it, and saved it as I discribed above and sure enough it worked...

    I'll be making more of these Kirupa.. I think it's fun to have a module which can just be pugged in and work you know.

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    MaGna
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    Re: cool

    Thanks For the Preloader:>


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    upuaut8
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    Re: cool

    You're quite welcome.. use it wisely young jedi

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    anybody know where this preloader's gone to?

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    well it's been 2 years, i think you're better off learning to make your own, there are soe great tutorials her on kirupa

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    <chortle, chortle>
    I knew that, but you don't know how many of these I've already tried, and how attractive the words "place in 1st frame...no AS required" sounds at this point. (I find Flash preloading to be among the most diabolical things to have to mess with as a frame 1 scripter...)

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    Digitalosophy
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    where'd it go?

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