i posted this in the site design forum but i've not had a
response so i thought i'd post it here - in retrospect it blongs
i do apologise at the probable stupidity of this
i have piece together about 30 photograhps to create an
animation. i want them to play back at around 20fps but when i text
the movie it initialy plays really slow - untill you play it again
and it runs a lot smoother. i want it tto appear in the centre of a
html based pages and play smooth as the page is opened. so
obviously it must be something to do with the load time of the
i simply animated it on the timeline for scene one and in
retorspect should have turned the first image into a movie clip and
animated the rest in there. it took me about 4 hours to put
together, and i have tried to cut and paste all the frames into a
move clip on frame one but for some reason it wont let me. i can
cut and past it frame by frame but when i paste it it knocks out
the positioning - despite the x y values being exactly the same.
i was thinking of putting a stop action on frame 1 and and on
press goto and play frame 2 - so in the time it takes the visitor
to press it it can load and play much smoother. i simply can't get
the action script right.
i have used flash many times before but i aways have long
breaks in between projects so sometimes forget the simplest of
can anyone help me on this please.
this may help, but I'm not so advanced either. I know this
will preload a little before playing. It may be what you're looking
for. The 30 is the number of seconds that will buffer before
playing. In your case, it is probably much less.