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05-19-2008, 04:14 AM
Hi there!

I am very new with Flash and need you guys to help me with the above-mentioned. I have managed to do a simple 360 degrees Panorama with flash.

However, now I need to know how I can do a simple thumbnail gallery where when you click on the thumbnail, you will be able to view the panorama flash movie. Here's an example - http://www.realtourdesigns.com/al23/ (http://www.realtourdesigns.com/al23/) where when you click on the "kitchen" or "family room", the pano flash movie will appear. I am using Dreamweaver MX 2004 to do my website.

Thank you so much for your help.

05-19-2008, 06:52 AM

I have created a thumbnail gallery in flash very easily.

The best way to do this is to use on load movie function. You have your thumbnails and then a space to your right or bottom of the page and when you place the mouse pointer the larger picture appears.

I would google onloadmovie or look at the flash help files.

there are loads of tuts out there.

if you get stuck or can find what you want i dig out my script to give you a pointer.

05-20-2008, 03:35 AM
cocoonfx - Thanks! Will google it and see what I can find. So, that's what its called - loadMovie(). Thanks again!

05-20-2008, 06:23 AM
Hmm...I seem to be having lots of problems with Flash 8. It seems that when I import my pano swf movie to Flash, it becomes a bitmap.:confused:

I have found a better example - http://www.view2offer.com/GW_vpmPropAd.aspx
and click on their view a sample VPM Ad Online.

There you will find their Virtual Showroom. Its designed with Flash, I think. I wonder how did they do it? Any ideas?

Please help!:-D

Thanks so much!

05-21-2008, 12:11 AM
Ok that website uses something called Photoflow its a plug in for flash.... its about $70 USD if i remember rightly. I have got a license but i have not had a chance to use it.

The loadmovie function is as follows

Target is a movie clip which is transparent and it should load the swf or image into the movie clip.

For example i have three images which i want to randomly load everytime the page is refreshed.

pic = random(3)+1;
loadMovie("s"+pic+".png", this.ram);

So this will look for a png file s1 or s2 or s3

Hope that helps!

05-21-2008, 04:34 AM
Thanks, cocoonfx! :-D Actually the flash movie which I wanted to show you was not the photoflow. Its the Virtual Showroom flash of a condominium.

Another 2 examples are as follows:
http://www.virtualtourgroup.com/show/14261/ (http://www.virtualtourgroup.com/show/14261/)
http://www.kayyah.com/vt/virtual_bla...istingid=53085 (http://www.kayyah.com/vt/virtual_bla...istingid=53085)

Firstly, I need to solve this problem:
I have created 2 360 movie and have it as SWF files.
Now, I want to do a movie gallery where I can play these SWF files into another movie that has a gallery.
I tried creating a movie gallery but when I tried to do this - File>Import and import my SWF onto stage, my swf files became bitmaps (pictures).
So, what did I do wrong?

Thanks so much!:-D

05-21-2008, 06:43 AM
I wouldn't import the flash file i would use the loadmovie function within the time line. Also alway import to library anyhow make it easier to work with.


(this.target is where you want the swf to play) if you just use the root it would say "this".

I have some examples of importing .swf into other movies but there on my other pc. Once i have found one i will dig it out and send it too you.

05-21-2008, 08:07 AM
OIC, now I understand. Will go and read up more about the loadmovie function. Thanks in advance for helping me out!:-D