Re: [Flashcoders] Rotation

2010-01-26 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Beno - I would suggest going to Adobe.com - Communities - Forums - Flash - ActionScript... that is a more appropriate place to ask newbie questions, and there are a lot of helpful people on there. This list is quite advanced... I'd venture to say that most folks on here don't even use the

Re: [Flashcoders] Matrix + BitmapData - what exactly happens?

2010-01-26 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Jared, the 1x1 trick doesn't really work that well in Flash as you may have already found out. I was using that myself for a project until I learned that for some images it was pretty far off. So, I went to a more traditional method - getting the average color of each pixel in the image, which

Re: [Flashcoders] I am stuck

2008-10-18 Thread Dave Mennenoh
1000.00? I'd have asked five times that minimum for 50 hours of work or I wouldn't have done it - especially in a rush and working in the evenings. You're getting like $20 an hour... and you still have to pay taxes on it. Not that I haven't done stuff on the cheap before, but it's been a while.

[Flashcoders] WTH am I doing wrong - LoadVars - PHP

2008-07-25 Thread Dave Mennenoh
OK, I cannot see the issue, and have Googled what I can, but have not found the answer. I have a URL like so: http://1.2.3.4/~theredm1/cms/images/getfolders_rec2.php It's a php script that returns some XML. Works fine in the browser (of course I changed the IP). But in Flash, using a

Re: [Flashcoders] WTH am I doing wrong - LoadVars - PHP

2008-07-25 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I had to add a: System.security.allowDomain(http://1.2.3.4/~theredm1/;); to my code... This isn't something I normally have to do, and am not entirely sure why I need to with this new server. Anyone care to expound? Dave - www.offroadfire.com Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Overlay problem

2008-07-14 Thread Dave Mennenoh
To disable all underlying links, you can stick a large movie clip on a layer, make it invisible, or semi-transparent like in the example, and give it an empty onRelease: blockerClip.onRelease = function(){} You can do: delete blockerClip.onRelease; to allow underlying links to function again.

[Flashcoders] Web Cam question

2008-06-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thought someone here may have some experience with this - my client has a Canon VB-C10 web cam. It's an older model not for sale anymore far as I can tell. From Flash, we'll just be opening a window to display the Java applet the camera uses. That is fine. However - what I'm trying to do is be

Re: [Flashcoders] Web Cam question

2008-06-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
PS - given the camera is old, can anyone recommend a good web cam that can stream video, as well as post still images in modern file formats that Flash could grab? The camera(s) will be placed at various construction sites, so must have their own server, and be weather proof and such...

[Flashcoders] Remove Flash on a page?

2008-04-17 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Does anyone know an easy way to remove a Flash object from a page? It's embedded using SWFObject, so within a Div tag. I'm calling a JS on the page through ExternalInterface and have not had any luck thus far... it's for an ad's close button. Dave - Head Developer

Re: [Flashcoders] Tweening Engines for AS3

2008-03-24 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I prefer Tweener, and if you've ever used Fuse you'll like it's syntax. It's also quite small - adds about 8K. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] clean scripting

2008-03-12 Thread Dave Mennenoh
So yea...WTF? I can't believe after my years of AS2 coding that it would have taken me this long to notice. I think I muttered those exact words. Bizzare behavior. Though I don't think I have ever run into it. Someone taught me long ago not to initialize class variables in their definitions.

Re: [Flashcoders] When is 1 not 1?

2008-03-11 Thread Dave Mennenoh
When 1 had line feeds... Well, I'm not quite sure how yet but somehow I'm getting a couple of line feeds in my def variable when it comes back to the LoadVars.onLoad. I do: $defUser = 1; echo(im=.$fName.def=.$defUser); But I found I get 1 plus a couple of line feeds... I sure like AMFPHP a

[Flashcoders] When is 1 not 1?

2008-03-10 Thread Dave Mennenoh
OK, it's late and I must be an idiot because I am not figuring this out. This is from an old project - where I used _global and frames.. hey it's like three years ago. :) relevant PHP called with LoadVars: $defUser = 1; echo(im=.$fName.def=.$defUser); And in Flash on frame A: rv.onLoad =

[Flashcoders] FileReference.download problem

2008-02-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I let users download an image - using FileRef.download - it works fine, except that some users are not getting the .jpg appended to the file name. I've tried using issuing a default file name, and just letting FileRef make the name from the download URL and just the image name appears - minus

Re: [Flashcoders] FileReference.download problem

2008-02-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Has she turned Hide extensions for known file types on? - Windows Explorer-Tools-FolderOptions [View] tab - in the list??? I feel silly. That almost has to be it... I didn't even think of that. Thank You! Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] How did they do it?? A particular flash site.

2008-02-08 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I remember someone saying that the developper told him that: *Scenes were rendered using Maya* That was me. I emailed them and asked. Yeah it's very well done, no doubt. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] MS Access?

2008-02-08 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks guys, much appreciated. I will tell them that they need to use a real database. They currently don't even have a site and were asking about hosting too. All the top hosts I looked at (IX, Lunar, BlueHost, HostMonster, etc) don't even offer Access as an option - which makes telling them

[Flashcoders] MS Access?

2008-02-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Sorry for that title... I didn't mean to do that. I have a client who wants to use Access for their database - yeesh... Is it possible to use AMFPHP (Flash8) with MS Access? Is Access SQL capable? Any decent hosts that offer PHP and Access? Seems unlikely... Should I just tell them to man-up

Re: [Flashcoders] Scott A Mowry is out of the office.

2008-02-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I have a client who wants to use Access for their database - yeesh... Is it possible to use AMFPHP (Flash8) with MS Access? Is Access SQL capable? Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] Simple compression algo?

2008-02-05 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Hi Juan - I don't think it's assigning the string that's slow. It's calling sendAndLoad that is slow, because I think when you make the call the data is urlencoded or something. I've already found that, and am not calling it. I was simply outputting the before and after string lengths to see

Re: [Flashcoders] Simple compression algo?

2008-02-04 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Sounds a bit like Run Length Encoding Right, I mentioned that. :) I kept it simple to be able to reconstruct the image from it more easily in PHP. Gotta try the base64 thing next. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] Save MC as JPG

2008-02-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Nobody? I am still not figuring this out. Using getPixel() on certain clips is returning #FF when it's cleary not a white pixel. But it makes no sense. On one clip it works, on another it doesn't. Both are just movie clips containing imported bitmap images. I've searched for problems with

Re: [Flashcoders] Save MC as JPG

2008-02-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
OK -it seems to be the BitmapData.draw() method that is failing. On just certain images (though all are jpeg's imported into Flash and turned into MC's) draw() is copying an all white image, and on some it works. It doesn't seem to be a size issue since some rather large images are working.

Re: [Flashcoders] Save MC as JPG

2008-02-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Sorry... I have it figured out now. Some of the clips I was given had their registration points at bottom left, instead of top left. Changing them all to top-left cured the issue. Funny how those little things can trip you up for a day! Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com

[Flashcoders] Simple compression algo?

2008-02-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Hi all, I've been working on allowing users to dowload a jpeg from a movieClip in AS2 and came up with a simple, yet novel compression idea, that's a bit like RLE but not quite. Basically it is this - analyze the image pixel by pixel to get the hex color codes into an array. Then, make a new

[Flashcoders] Save MC as JPG

2008-02-02 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Does this make sense to anyone - I have a jpeg outputter working for the most part. However, I just swapped out my test clip, for a different image and it seems any other image (MC) I try to use just shows up as solid white - with the correct dimensions though. I tried a couple different ones

Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVars and SQL Query issue

2008-02-01 Thread Dave Mennenoh
You can escape() the string in Flash, then use urldecode() on it in PHP. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list

[Flashcoders] LoadVars maximum?

2008-01-31 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I've been looking and looking and cannot find the info... I am trying to send an array containing many thousands of entries to a php page for db storage. However when I get too much info into a loadvars property, it just stops working and sits there. What's the max I can send in one LV

Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVars maximum?

2008-01-31 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Are you sending GET or POST ? I _just_ realize about 1/2 sec before reading your reply that since I'm testing from the IDE, I'm using GET regardless, and that I must test this from a browser... sometimes... Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVars maximum?

2008-01-31 Thread Dave Mennenoh
OK, I got it working. It was because I was testing from the IDE. Thanks! Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list

[Flashcoders] Gateway URL to AMFPHP generating error...

2008-01-30 Thread Dave Mennenoh
No clue here, this just started happening - it's been working. From Flash, when I try and call a AMFPHP service I get an error opening URL message - pointing to my gateway url. If I go to the gateway URL in FireFox I get the message: amfphp and this gateway are installed correctly. You may now

Re: [Flashcoders] Gateway URL to AMFPHP generating error...

2008-01-30 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Try to get hold of Charles the proxy debugger, it is really good for watching comms between Flash the server and you can see all your NetDebug messages. Have you tried using the AMFPHP service browser to call the commands to see what happens. Are you calling a gateway on

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-24 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks much for the great advice. I'm getting there... However, soon as I include the Chinese glyphs my swf gets to near 5MB. Is there an easy way to embed only the chinese glyphs in a separate swf and load them only if needed? AS2... With Cryllic, Hangul, and everything else I get a

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-24 Thread Dave Mennenoh
One solution would be to avoid embeding the chinese fonts if you could - depends on what you want for your project Except I am embedding, so I can anti-alias. I'm not sure how I could embed all the other glyphs and have the chinese still render at all. Dave - Head Developer

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-24 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Can you get by with just the Level 1 characters? I'm guessing you probably can. Those 5,000+ characters are probably enough, unless you're doing something really specialized. I'd think so, but it doesn't seem to be the case. In my interface for example, I need to support Chinese simplified

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-23 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Little update - I guess it is the font. I tried Lucida Sans Unicode and now the Chinese displays OK. However the Korean still shows boxes... Geez. I was hoping to not have to buy the Arial Unicode font, it's not on my system... Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-23 Thread Dave Mennenoh
It's essential that you use a Unicode font--I use Arial Unicode for Asian languages, because it has all the languages I typically need. Embed the font, of course. Gotcha. This is fairly new to me so I've been reading as much as I can. I found that true type fonts, like regular Arial, adhere to

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-22 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks again for all the advice. Pete, I definitely like that shared fonts tip. I have one more question - Chinese and Korean seem to be the only stickers on this one. However I installed the east asian language support for XP. I then went to BabelFish and translated Hello into Chinese simp,

[Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I may be doing an app that has to be deployed in various languages, and I'm trying to find a good method of doing it. I guess my main issue is that the interface is Flash, and would be created by a designer. Content is pretty much all external, but things like button text, tool tip text, etc.

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Right, thanks. I realize that, my concern is still sizing issues though. This will be an app that is 'pretty' it has nice looking buttons and such. If everything could be scrollable text fields I would have no problem. Consider something as something as simple as 'stop', which is something like

Re: [Flashcoders] MultiLanguage

2008-01-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks for all the suggestions. I have thought of Flex, but have not used before, so I wouldn't feel comfortable. I like the idea of just leaving room in the design. Some testing will be required, but this may work. Anyone recommend a good translation service? It may be upwards of eight

[Flashcoders] FlashVar question

2008-01-17 Thread Dave Mennenoh
This is one of those that I feel I should know, or be able to figure out - but I'm on a deadline, it's late, and I'm sick of Googling. So here goes... On our server, sometimes when I go to a url, the www is removed. Normally this is not an issue, but on this particular project it seems to hose

Re: [Flashcoders] FlashVar question

2008-01-17 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks. Odd... I was just talking with tech support, and they told me they had to investigate further. But I just tried the top link again, and indeed the video opens. It wasn't working, I swear. I didn't have an .htaccess in place, so I am not sure what they did - they told me they did

Re: [Flashcoders] Is Key Object Changed With New Plugin Update?

2008-01-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Works fine here. How / where is it not working for you? Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Software Patent Question

2008-01-04 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks, for the opinions. I have to agree with Charles on this - the patent is bunk. I just wanted to hear it from someone else. Makes me want to make an open-source makeover engine. It might be something to do in all my free-time. Heh Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com

[Flashcoders] Software Patent Question

2008-01-02 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Question - as a software developer, are we free to create anything we want if we use our own, from scratch, code? For instance, we created a Flash based Virtual Makeover application a couple years back. We may make a new one for a new client but our old client has issue. Evidently they invented

Re: [Flashcoders] Site effect

2007-09-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I emailed the guy at Sennep who did those effects and he said they are pre-rendered in Maya and then shaded frame by frame in Flash - very time consuming, and I agree - beautiful. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] Take movieclips from one mc and attach to another

2007-08-23 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I don't think having the class extend MovieClip is the right way to do this. I'd just create a class and pass it an array of linkage names in which to attach. Try this: class Ellipse { function Ellipse(attachTo:MovieClip, linkageArray:Array) { var N:Number = linkageArray.length; var A:Number

Re: [Flashcoders] Big size Image and Thumbnail

2007-08-23 Thread Dave Mennenoh
To avoid loading twice times the image (first in 100% and second in thumbnail navigation image) ... how could i copy content of first movieclip to second one with fixed size? You can't really, but since the image is cached once it's downloaded the first time, loading it again into the

Re: [Flashcoders] Intro to OOP using ActionScript: patterns derail!

2007-08-22 Thread Dave Mennenoh
How do you handle onLoad's famous scope? ... It is not magic or advanced. If a pattern was shown to a new programmer without giving it a fancy name, they would just accept it as the best way to do the task and would never give it moment's thought. Right. Delegate - ie Proxy. I agree. I wasn't

Re: [Flashcoders] Intro to OOP using ActionScript

2007-08-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
.I do not believe that starting people out doing things the wrong way is ever a good start. Teach OOP from the day one. Not as a name or a theory but as a normal way to program. Right on Ron. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] Intro to OOP using ActionScript

2007-08-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Of course inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, etc. come much later, and design patterns even later. No one would dispute that, I think. I'd disagree a little. Encapsulation especially, is a really simple concept. It's about organization and teaching students to stay organize - ie to keep

Re: [Flashcoders] Dang IE...

2007-08-09 Thread Dave Mennenoh
It's a problem with External Interface under IE. Actually it was not. ExternalInterface works fine... It was a problem with SWFObject - in that I had the name of the object's ID set to that of the div. IE didn't like that I guess. All fixed now, but thanks. Dave - Head Developer

[Flashcoders] Dang IE...

2007-08-08 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Anyone seen this? In IE I am getting this error: Line: 1, Char: 86, Object doesn't support this property or method, Code:0 Page validates with the W3 school's validator service. Works without error in FF. Works fine in IE, but generates this error that I cannot figure out, and my client is

Re: [Flashcoders] Backend compiled Java or scripted PHP?

2007-07-19 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I guess it depends on what you know and what you need. PHP is no more harder to maintain than ActionScript - it all depends on who's coding it. Personally, I really like PHP - the syntax is similar enough to ActionScript that development in it is quite straightforward for an AS person. If

Re: [Flashcoders] Firefox disappearing act

2007-07-14 Thread Dave Mennenoh
What exactly is the issue? I see no diff in IE or FF. Maybe your player for FF is old? Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To

Re: [Flashcoders] RE: SEO Question

2007-07-10 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Don't remember where it was posted, but there is a serious problem with DIV layers holding transparent Flash - Google considers it cloaking/spam. I can see that. We have no transparency though - ie wmode is not set. We're just using the div to hold plain html content that matches the Flash

Re: [Flashcoders] MC height/width with mask problem

2007-07-09 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Why not use the height of the mask? Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] SEO Question

2007-07-09 Thread Dave Mennenoh
do not use the div section of the page to put links there and content, we did it and google banned us for like three weeks... Well, you must've done something wrong as that is the accepted way to do it. Just using metatags are decidedly not the right way. Dave - Head Developer

[Flashcoders] SEO Question

2007-07-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
We're developing a site in Flash - it's all Flash - one page, and I'm now tasked with doing some SEO work for it. I'm doing the 'standard' way of creating the HTML portion, for the spiders, with a div that is overwritten by SWFObject. Mostly all is well, ad much of my content is database

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:Using BitmapData for alpha masking

2007-05-16 Thread Dave Mennenoh
You can use threshold to do that. var bitmap:BitmapData = BitmapData.loadBitmap(myPNG); bitmap.threshold(bitmap, bitmap.rectangle, bitmap.rectangle.topLeft, '', 0x, 0x); maskClip.attachBitmap(bitmap, 1); That will turn all pixels with some alpha to red and full alpha. Dave -

Re: [Flashcoders] flash projector sending xml to php (sendAndLoad) orphp variables...

2007-05-16 Thread Dave Mennenoh
What doesn't work? Either method should work fine - but remember you'll need to use $_REQUEST, or $_GET on the PHP page, since $_POST will only work when sent from the browser. I'd also suggest looking into AMFPHP, as it just makes communicating with the server a whole lot easier. Dave - Head

[Flashcoders] AS2 - erase bitmap?

2007-05-15 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Hi guys - I have a small bitmap (a stain) on stage that needs to be erased by dragging an eraser over it. It's easy ennough to reveal it, by drawing into a dynamic mask, but I'm having trouble going the other way. I can, of course, use the mask method and just reveal a chunk of background above

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2 - erase bitmap?

2007-05-15 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I don't quite understand the bulk of what you wrote - but for the last bit: Nice. Thanks for that tip. I'll try to explain more clearly. I have an 'eraser' that can be dragged over a 'stain' image. When the user clicks I need to have the eraser remove bits of the stain image. The trouble I'm

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2 - erase bitmap?

2007-05-15 Thread Dave Mennenoh
If your background image is static, that should do what you want it to. It isn't... I got it working the way I wanted though. I made a transparent 'brush' bitmap, then copypixeled that into my stain bitmap... works perfectly and affects the alpha like I need. Dave - Head Developer

Re: [Flashcoders] Slow-Running Script alert

2007-05-11 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I've had this happen when styling a bunch of components all at one time. Usually it's some kind of loop, since you need to be stuck in the same code for 15 secs, as other have mentioned. In my case, I was calling an init function within a series of loaded movies. Each movies init styled its

[Flashcoders] Random Error

2007-04-27 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Once in a while, when compiling, I get an error from one of my classes. The error is something like: 'property System not found', and it is thrown from this function: public static function getPlayerVersion() { return(System.capabilities.version); } I only see the error once out of 20

Re: [Flashcoders] How is it done? coca-cola creator

2007-04-14 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Real nice. It didn't quite work for me though - the jpg I downloaded had a grayscale background image... Otherwise it was ok. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] Little OT - USB drive autorun?

2007-04-13 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Does this help? No. Like I said - I was looking for something that did not require first installing software on the target machine. Anybody else, or I guess the answer is just 'no'. Dave - Head Developer http://www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] Make page ads refresh on Flash click events

2007-04-13 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Using the ExternalInterface class you can call JavaScript on the page easily enough. From there you should be able to replace the content of a div with something like: document.getElementById(divName).innerHTML = newContent I'm sure there are other/better ways, but that's where I'd start

[Flashcoders] Little OT - USB drive autorun?

2007-04-12 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Anyone know if a USB pen drive can be made to autorun without first installing something on the users machine? Looks to me like the answer is no, but I thought I'd check here. I did find some info on U3 smart drives (I think that's what they were called) but those are special drives and my

Re: [Flashcoders] scale 9?

2007-04-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Hi Steven - I'm using a vector - a simple rectangle. Paul - thanks for the insight. I've tried a few things now and nothing I do gets the clip to be at the proper size. I'm giving up on it and may use Patrick's suggestion of the Bevel filter. Patrick - I did originally try using bevel, but

Re: [Flashcoders] scale 9?

2007-04-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
PS - Bevel works fine actually, it was my clip not being located at an integer pixel value that made the bevel look off. Sometimes... Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] Date.getTime rounded in PocketPC player

2007-04-03 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I don't have any suggestions regarding the less accurate timing mechanism on the PDA, but I'd suggest this: Instead of timing how long it takes to do something - maybe you can do something x times in say 10 seconds. So instead of the speed via time, you get the speed via number of loop

[Flashcoders] scale 9?

2007-04-02 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I have a clip, with a single pixel border to get an embossed effect. I have it set to 9 slice scaling... it works nicely when I simply place the clip on stage and scale it - such as I do for behind my fields. However, I also use it as the background for a dynamically loaded image - and the

Re: [Flashcoders] The great CS3 Swindle

2007-04-01 Thread Dave Mennenoh
it makes sense it would be more expensive over there since products and goods coming from the US usually take longer to get over there, if they want it at the same time as us they have to pay more ! =D No... that does not make sense. Have you looked at UPS shipping costs? Shipping is hardly

Re: [Flashcoders] ColorMatrix

2007-03-28 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I'd check out the Fuse Kit. You can tween color's super easy: import com.mosesSupposes.fuse.*; ZigoEngine.doTween(myMC, _tint ,0xFF, 3); Will tween myMC to red in 3 seconds... Couldn't be much simpler. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert

Re: [Flashcoders] OT - Installing PHP, MySQL?

2007-03-26 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks everyone, for the advice. They're giving remote desktop access, so I'm going to install and see how it goes... Anyone know a good SQL group? Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] OT - Installing PHP, MySQL?

2007-03-23 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks everyone. Both WAMP and XAMPP say they are for testing only, and should not be used for production - which is of course what I need. This will be on IIS, so hopefully it will be doable. I guess I'll attempt installing first and see how it goes. Dave - Head Developer

[Flashcoders] OT - Installing PHP, MySQL?

2007-03-22 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Anyone have any experience in this area? We're developing a Flash site for a new client, who keeps all their own web servers in-house. They are MS house using .net and such. They are setting up a new server just for their new site, and since they are not familiar with PHP or MySQL (which is

[Flashcoders] OT - Installing PHP MySQL on a remote server

2007-03-22 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Sorry if this ends up coming through twice, but I sent it 2.5 hours ago and it hasn't reached the list yet. Anyone have any experience in this area? We're developing a Flash site for a new client, who keeps all their own web servers in-house. They are MS house using .net and such. They are

Re: [Flashcoders] Problems with Key event

2007-03-21 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Have you disabled shortucts? When you test the SWF - go to control disable... I trap delete and such that way. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Super and this

2007-03-19 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Isn't that what 'instantiate' means? By 'instantiate' I mean 'make an instance of'. Correct. Instantiate an instance... now that makes no sense. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

[Flashcoders] Remoting - url encoded text

2007-02-24 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I am using remoting with AMFPHP for a project and, for the most part, it's going great. However, I have one little issue and I'm not quite sure of the best way to solve it. I have a MySQL table I select a bunch of fields from and return the result to Flash - which it is then used as the

[Flashcoders] Little Problem with AMFPHP browser

2007-02-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I've started playing with AMFPHP today, and it's pretty darned cool! I have a little service written, that sends back an SQL query to a datagrid - all is good. But I can't get the online service browser to work - it's a path problem I think. Within the config.inc.php file it has this: /** *

Re: [Flashcoders] Little Problem with AMFPHP browser

2007-02-07 Thread Dave Mennenoh
In the error message, it's got amfphp repeated in the path Argh... I never even noticed that, I was looking at the bold text only which didn't show it repeated twice. Removing it from the path line did the trick. Thanks for catching that. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com

Re: [Flashcoders] SCORM?

2007-02-01 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks for all the info on SCORM, it really helped a lot. Carolina mentioned using objectives to record all 21 answers. Nice idea... But I'm not entirely sure about what you mentioned regarding having to initialize them all first. I have an array of 21 values - can I just iterate that and set

Re: [Flashcoders] SCORM?

2007-01-29 Thread Dave Mennenoh
For your FLV, you should load it dynamically and keep it external. We had lots of external assets used by our SWF (MP3, FLV, pictures) and we kept them out of the SCOs and out of the imsmanifest.xml, it was becoming hard to list all those files in there ! But if you only have a few external

[Flashcoders] SCORM?

2007-01-27 Thread Dave Mennenoh
I did a small quiz for a client and now they've decided to make it integrate into their LMS. I did some looking and it seems using external interface and calling the LMS like so: ExternalInterface.call(LMSInitialize); should work pretty well. However two things are not making sense to me. I see

Re: [Flashcoders] SCORM?

2007-01-27 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks for the info, but saying I should include the files in the manifest xml file is not saying I should need ti include them within the SCO itself. Do I need to? I can see from the perspective of allowing any LMS to deploy this SCO that the video files should be in the SCO... but is a 50MB

Re: [Flashcoders] Undefined value

2006-11-14 Thread Dave Mennenoh
You have an incorrect not equal: !== There's just one equal sign: != Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription

Re: [Flashcoders] Undefined value

2006-11-14 Thread Dave Mennenoh
!== is strict inequality, it tests for the exact opposite of the strict equality (===) operator. My bad... I guess I never use the strict operators... Sorry. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] onMouseup bug?

2006-10-20 Thread Dave Mennenoh
You don't need to use hitTest - you can just assign a function to the onRelease event within the constructor: class com.blurredistinction.Mtest extends MovieClip { function Mtest(){ this.onRelease = function(){ trace(this); } } } Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 SVG embedding resources

2006-10-20 Thread Dave Mennenoh
63K for that monitor? And it's vector? That's useless. A bitmap would be way smaller... Why are svg's so bloated? And why the heck would you want to use them? Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 SVG embedding resources

2006-10-20 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Thanks for the additional info. Using the those four example images just threw me off then, as any one of those images done in swf would be tiny compared to the svg counterpart. Dave - Head Developer www.blurredistinction.com Adobe Community Expert http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/

Re: [Flashcoders] Php Host

2006-07-12 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Try www.ixwebhosting.com They are inexpensive, offer everything you need and more, and are always in the top 10 on any host ranking site. Number 1 on the hosting chart even. IMO, you can't do much better. Dave - Adobe Community Expert www.blurredistinction.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash 9 Public Alpha ...

2006-07-06 Thread Dave Mennenoh
If you find the speed of technology to be too fast for you, or you find Moore's law inconvenient, perhaps you should get a job working for the government or a bank (I think they're up to the Flash 6 player by now), or choose a different career path, like plumbing, carpentry or anything that

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash and Javascript Interaction

2006-06-12 Thread Dave Mennenoh
Where should I put those files? Where is my class path? Edit Preferences Click the ActionScript 2.0 Settings... button Dave - Adobe Community Expert www.blurredistinction.com http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/ ___

Re: [Flashcoders] when can you read properties of a loaded swf?

2006-05-26 Thread Dave Mennenoh
You want onLoadInit instead of onLoadComplete. Dave - Adobe Community Expert www.blurredistinction.com www.macromedia.com/support/forums/team_macromedia/ ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Dave Mennenoh
FlashObject seems to work well.. Just downloaded and Installed IE7 - my site still works without having to activate it, which is a relief, but I have to click to activate anything at macromedia.com. The aforemention hgtv.com also works without activation. One odd thing after installing IE7 -

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