This is really irking me.
I am extremely new to Flash so please bear with me. I am assuming that this is a simple, easy to fix problem that I am having. I have Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5.
What I am trying to do is display a sequence of images after other movie clips stop playing.
The image sequence itself does what it is supposed to and works properly, and the other movie clips also are successful. However, whenever I try to put the movie clips for the images in frames or keyframes, the beginning movie clips only play part of the way before the images show up. This happens even though the images' movie clips are on frames/keyframes (I've tried both) after the other movie clips.
The movie clips that are supposed to play first are each on a separate layer and there are two of them.
The first layer is called "tree" and the second is called "text"
The tree layer has a 45-frame gif animation that I have turned into a movie clip. I have created a motion tween and changed its alpha so that the gif has a fading in and out effect. I also have it so that it stops replaying once it reaches the last frame. I am using stop(); for this.
The text layer has a 40-frame gif animation that I have also turned into a gif. This gif is also a movie clip and also has motion tween. Its alpha has also been changed.
Both tree and text play together successfully and how I want them to.
The sequence of images is three separate images, each a different layer, that fade into eachother. These images are pngs, therefore they aren't gifs nor do they have their own frames.
The bottom layer is called floor1 and has frames 1 through 50 of motion tween and alpha adjustments fading the png image. The image is a movie clip.
The layer on top is called floor2 and has frames 51-100 of a different png image fading.
The very top layer is called floor3 and has frames 101-150 of yet another png fading.
The images are successful in doing what they are supposed to.
Layers tree and text are one fla file, and layers floor1, floor2, and floor3 are a separate fla file.
When I copy the frames from layers floor1, floor2, and floor3 into a keyframe after layers text and tree, they transfer properly, but when I test the animation, the image sequence shows up a lot sooner than it is supposed to, interrupting the movie clips on the layers text and tree. I have tried moving the floor# layers' keyframes farther down the timeline, but then the other movie clips just stop.
In the fla file with layers text and tree, I've imported the gifs into the library and then put them onto the stage.
In the fla file with the floor# layers, I've imported the pngs into the stage.
Here's what the text and tree layers look like:
Here's what the floor# layers look like:
The rest of the frames for the floor#s...
So, I thought that the problem was that I needed to delay the image squence. I looked around and found no code or anything for that..
Afterwards, I thought that it was because I had imported the tree and text gifs to the library before putting them on the stage.
I opened a new fla and imported the "tree" gif straight to the stage.
I figured that this should work because then it would show each of the individual frames in the movie clips, which it doesn't do in the above pictures. By importing the gif like this, it does show the individual frames. I've tested this with the image sequence and it works fine. But I have a problem with this method too..
I select all of the frames for the gif to convert into a symbol, so I can add a motion tween and mess with the alpha. However, only the last frame is converted into a movie clip. Well actually no... Only the circled frames below are turned into the movie clip. Even when all of the frames are selected. This isn't very helpful because then I can't change the alpha for the entire gif nor can I create a motion tween without getting a message saying that the motion tween could not be applied to all of the frames.
Here's what this version of "tree" looks like.
And the frames continue like so until 135.
The frames that are turned into the movie clip are circled below.
If I can solve the issue that I'm having with the tree shown in the two pictures above this sentence, then I can display the movie clips and image sequence without a problem. It wouldn't be quite how I had intended it to be, but it would be successful and would still work.
If I can fix the problem with the image sequence showing up to early, and of the tree and text movie clips being cut off, then this project would also be successful and it would be how I had wanted it to be.
If you need clarification, let me know and I'll explain something better.
I am not willing to provide a download link in this forum for my fla files, but I can email them to you if you would like a look. I just don't want someone to be able to find them and take them by doing a google search.
I have uploaded two swfs though.
The first is of the tree and text layers/movie clips working as they are supposed to. The second is of the image sequence (floor1, floor2, floor3) doing what it is supposed to.
Floor1, floor2, floor3: http://glassoliverdesigns.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/6/5/10653451/tfg2.swf
Notice how at the end of the text and tree swf, when the text stops the thing in the background keeps flashing. If that can keep flashing WHILE the images appear, then that would be great.
TL;DR: I want the floor# flash to show up after the text and tree flash but I keep having problems and nothing I try is working properly.