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Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
Hi. I've created many Flash files (hundreds) and now that I'm ready to finalize this project, I'd like to "package" (is that the right term?) all this in a Director file so that I only have one file when I'm done. Can this be done and if so how do I go about doing it?
Thank you!

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

Well, it all depends what you want to do with SWFs, but in general you can just import them in the Cast and put them on Stage!

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
But there are so many files. Do I need to select all of them for import? Or is there a way Director can detect all the "dependent files" and bring those in automatically? Also, there are external jpegs and video clips that the flash files use. Do I need to import those as well? And lastly, do I need to relink these files in Director?

Thank you for your help.

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

You can import all 100s of SWFs in one go.

Or leave them as external and do the runtime import using Lingo. I'd rather do it like this, using XML as 'playlist'.

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
Do you mind explaining how that's done? (I know Flash & ActionScript well, but am unfamiliar with Director or Lingo.)

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

That case why don't you do it in Flash? Create a "universal player" and load your SWFs into it.

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
I am creating a CD. My goal is that the individual pieces that make up this CD should not be visible when the CD is explored. I know that Director can generate one Shockwave file out of everything. Can Flash do the same thing??

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

Then you have to import and internalize all of your SWFs. Flash cannot do that. But what about your external assets? If you want to internalize everything, your SWFs cannot use external assets.

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
I'm not concerned with my external assets. I don't mind leaving those external. It's the SWFs I really want to combine into one big projector. Am I better off trying that in Director or Flash??

I do appreciate all your help. Thank you.

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

You need to use Director then. You don't need to re-link external assets, by the way. Obviously you have to maintain the relative path to them.

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
Too complicated for me to do in Director. I will do it all in Flash. Is there another way for me to "hide" the files on the CD??

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

> Is there another way for me to "hide" the files on the CD??

No, unfortunately...

Kenneth Kawamoto
www.materiaprima.co.uk

RE: Multiple Flash files to become one Director file

(OP)
So that's it, then... Thanks so much for all your help, Kenneth.

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