I am wondering if it is possible that with an image I put in the inDesign flash flip book, I can make the image a hyper link which will create a lightbox style popup image (so the image is bigger) and you can close it again after. Similar to an image gallery, like facebook for example.
I understand I could just make a bigger version of the image on another page and link it to that, but thats not what the company wants.
This is something I might have to do manually in Adobe Flash? If so, any idea where should I start?
Finished product may look something like this, http://www.lux-manga.jp/manga/15466512efc0c7d932 I understand that is not an indesign book but thats what I mean by the bigger images.
I don't do this sort of work myself, so I don't know if it will work in your flash book, but you can convert both images to buttons and have the small button unhide the large one. If you search here you'll find more discussions abou tthe technique.
Another way to do that is to use multi state object. Just create 2 states, one for initial view (small image) and another for large image. Then create a open button that changes state 1 (initial view) to state 2 (large image). You can alo add close button into state 2, that button changes state 2 back to state 1.
Thank you for your replies but its not quite what I am looking for. I am thinking maybe I can import flash components that could do it, in inDesign. Itll be like flash inside flash haha. Ill see what i can do...
Isn´t this what you are looking for:
Just click the small image to open large one. Click close button to toggle back to small image.
It took me 5 minutes to do it with Multistate Object....
I could do much more to that with small effort, like
-put multiple images in the "lightbox" state and use next/previous buttons
-use animations inside the lightbox state
-use videos with autoplay inside the lightboxt state
-modify appearance of lightbox (create a real box, fade page content with black rectange with 50% opacity etc)
All these inside indesign with indesign´s own tools....
Thank you for looking in to this. Unfortunately it's not quite what I am looking for, I need an image to go almost to full screen and grey out anything else. Ive seen it done before (in the link above) but Its pretty much a customised code (not using inDesign). So I may have to get a flash file for a flip book and edit it myself. Know anything like that not watermarked? haha.
If I put a flash component inside the page using inDesign, I dont think the image would be full screen, it would be cut off with the size of the flash swf which is the size of the book. Correct me if I'm wrong?
Thanks again for replying
Yes, that´s correct if you need the image or content mask to cross over the borders of SWF.
I also thought about that but then how would I get the next and back buttons to also correspond with the buttons in the flash movie and the html wrapper as well. Like clicking images on each page?
I was trying to look at the example http://www.lux-manga.jp/manga/15466512efc0c7d932 which is what I want. I can see some jquery in their code and some other things as well. I am just trying to piece it together. Its probably not a job for one, but I am the only IT person here and even though I say it cant be done with our software (in design you have to say no sometimes), I have the time to figure it out and try. They keep on sounding disappointed when I tell them I cant get the same style lightbox as the above example, LOL!
I will try to dig more in their code and find out what I am missing... I suppose it wont hurt my process being here in the forums in case someone in the future tries to do the same. Becuase there are seriously no online references for this, haha.