2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2006 9:59 PM by instructorTek

    Projector can't open a projector

    instructorTek
      Hi all, I have a projector that I'm using as a menu, when I click buttons on the projector I want to open other projectors and close this menu projector. What is the best way to accomplish this? I tried the following statements before but they only worked while playing the menu movie in director itself not when a projector was created:
      code:
      onmouseUp
      go to movie the moviePath & "MovieToOpen"
      end
      I also tried:
      onmouseUp
      go frame ("Start") of movie ("MovieToOpen")
      end

      Thanks in advance. Any help will be appreciated.
        • 1. Re: Projector can't open a projector
          Level 7
          Once you compile the projector, it is no longer a Director movie (as far
          as another Director movie can tell). It is just an exe. You can open
          an exe with the open command.

          open the moviePath&"movieToOpen.exe"

          If you want to go to a specific frame, you would have to NOT make a
          projector out of it. Either leave it as a dir (bad for security
          reasons), or publish it as a dcr. You could also (best idea from a
          security standpoint) protect it using Xtras, Update Movies. MAKE SURE
          YOU BACK YOUR FILE UP BEFORE DOING THAT!!

          Anyway, if it is a dcr or a protected dxr, then you can use the code you
          were using to go to the movie or go to the frame you want in that movie.
          • 2. Re: Projector can't open a projector
            instructorTek Level 1
            Thanks so much Mike Blaustein for your help. Much appreciated.