I have a main movie with an empty movie clip. I am loading an
external Flash movie into this empty clip. The external movie also
has an empty movie clip that displays external jpegs using Load
Movie (the empty clips have different names). Clicking the next and
back buttons allows a user to scroll through about 10
images—this works perfectly when I test the external movie on
its own. However, when I load it into the main movie the buttons
show up and work (or appear to work), but the images no longer
appear. My images are stored in an images sub-folder (/images), and
I have tried using absolute and relative addressing with no luck.
I’m thinking it’s an issue with how I am referencing
the image files, but I just can’t see where I am going wrong.
it's more likely that this is a MC path issue, since the
loading of the swf into the main is the cause. are you by any
chance using calls to _root or _level0 in the second swf to target
the clips you're loading the images into?
if _root, apply _lockroot to the swf file being loaded.
if _level0, you'll need to change the path as _level0 calls
will by-pass _lockroot.
in either case you may simply want to change the target clip
path to a more directly relative path as in:
_parent.MC.loadMovie(); or whatever is appropriate for your
Ah, I see what you are saying. Unfortunately, for now, I am
stuck with Flash 4 and it's annoying inability to actually write
code. I have tried to manipulate the action script menu into your
_parent example with no luck. I guess it's time to dig that spare
change out of the couch and upgrade (haha!). Thanks for pointing me
in the right direction!