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Movies From A Remote Location

As Flash movies have become extremely complex, it becomes necessary to keep some portions of a movie on a separate file. The SWF files can easily be loaded onto the main movie quite easily. This tutorial will explain to you how to go about doing that. So, click on the "load movie" button below:

 
Once you click that, you should see the words "kirupa.com" oscillate left and right on your screen. No, the words weren't loaded from the animation itself. It came from an independent movie I have on my server. So, let's get started. First, download the partial source code. Click here.

Once you have opened up the partial source file, let's proceed on adding the little bits of information in.

  1. Once you have the file opened, right click on the button "load movie" and choose actions. See image below:

  1. From there you should see the Actions window. Now, all you have to do is follow this path. Go to Basic Actions > Load Movie. Once you double clicked Load Movie, you should see something resembling the following:

  1. The final step is to fill in the information. In the tab marked URL, copy and paste the following location:

    http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash5/animation/loadm.swf 

    For the label marked "Level", change the 0 to a 1. The final action window should look like the following image below:

 

That is all there is to loading a movie from a variable. Unloading a movie is the same, except you change the property from the Actions to Load Movie to Unload Movie. The Levels are basically used to arrange elements on top of each other. If you want to load more than one movie, changing the level from one to two will make the new movie go over the existing. This is to ensure that the movies don't collide and cause problems.

If you have a question about this or any other topic, the easiest thing is to drop by our forums where a bunch of the friendliest people you'll ever run into will be happy to help you out!

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