3 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2007 9:14 PM by Newsgroup_User

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    buzz86us
      sorry double post please delete
        • 1. Re: how do i launch files from a multimedia director file
          Level 7
          buzz86us wrote:

          > i was assigned to create a multimedia director portfolio of my work done in
          > macromedia director and i made all of my work into exe files and i need to
          > launch them from my main portfolio file which logic do i use

          Hi Buzz,

          Are you creating the EXEs from separate Director movies? If so, you can open
          the director files - in a different window if you like or within your main
          interface. Betetr to link Director movies than have lots of EXEs opening. But,
          if ypu really need EXEs for an important reason, you can use the 'open' command
          to activate teh EXE from your main projector.

          Give me more info on what you're doing and I can give other Lingo options.

          regards
          Dean

          Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
          http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
          email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au

          • 2. please delete
            buzz86us Level 1
            well mainly it has to be a complete summary of my work for the course so i need to be able to put it on a cd as an executable file and then have the cd auto launch (i understand i need autorun.inf but i forget the syntax on it so if you can please include that) then the main exe. then i need to have the director exes load up in seperate window from the main director exe and also i need to be able to launch macromedia flash files from the director exe file please respond asap thank your help is heavily appreciated
            • 3. Re: how do i launch files from a multimedia directorfile
              Level 7
              buzz86us wrote:

              > well mainly it has to be a complete summary of my work for the course so i need
              > to be able to put it on a cd and have the cd auto launch then i need to have
              > the director exes load up in seperate window and also my flash stuff if that is
              > possible

              Hi Buzz,

              The only reason I'd create multiple EXEs is if you want to be able to open each
              independently from each other. However, my suggestion is that you create a single
              application that ties all the various work together in one interface. That way,
              browsing through the portfolio, everything will look connected rather than it
              appearing to be an unorganized set of popups that appear when you navigate through
              it.

              I'm not sure what stage size your various projects are, but I'd try incorporate
              them all into a single size, with the same look and feel to the surrounding
              interface to make them tie together better.

              To link one movie to another you can write:
              go to movie "movieName"
              - that will jump to the start of a movie called 'movieName'. Don't add the
              extension (.dir) - will talk about that later.

              or
              go to "MarkerName" of movie "movieName"
              - to jump to a specific marker in the movie

              You can protect movies through Director (Xtras > Update movies) changing them from
              DIRs to DXRs. The DXRs cannot be opened in Director so prevent a user being able to
              open your files and see how you've created the whole thing. I mentioned above that
              when you link movie, you should not include the extension. If you replace DIRs with
              DXRs and you had no extension in the
              go to movie "movieName"
              it will work fine.

              Your other option is to open up the separate movies as windows over the main
              application (Movies In A Window - MIAW). This would be similar to opening EXEs but
              more efficient and easier to control (e.g. close/reopen). You can learn more about
              MIAWs at:
              http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director/Lingo/MIAWs.asp

              Hope that helps.

              regards
              Dean

              Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
              http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
              http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
              email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au