I am creating a tutorial in Captivate, but one of the sections includes a floor plan showing the users where certain things are found by looking at their building floor plans.
The PDF image I have is too large to show as a static image, so I had the idea of letting the user select where & to they want to navigate & let them zoom into the image & pan around showing them further detail that is lost when zoomed for the benefit of showing the whole floor plan on the screen.
So to summarise, I would like to do the following -
Create a 'To' & 'From' input box that will then draw a route (which I would need to draw as it would need to avoid walls etc...)
Both before or after inputting the data & displaying the paths, allow the user to zoom & pan around the floor plan so they can clearly see where the route is.
Hopefully someone can help with this. I don't really have a clue where to start!!
A massive thanks in advance.
in animate, you would just add your oversize floor plan to a smaller stage and then allow the user to pan the floor plan over the stage by various input methods.
i'd probably convert the floor plan to a vector it's too large and/or break it into several pieces and use goto's to allow the user to navigate from one piece to another.
Do you know of any tutorials that would cover the zoom/pan & user input?
google: actionscript 3 zoom pan tutorial