That's pretty screwy. Does this happen on every project or just one project? Can you post one of these projects to the forum? Please rename to .TXT before posting (stupid forums).
When I converted the project to a .TXT file it came in at 1.38 GB, so I'll
hold off sending it for now. Due to the limited number of states at
fifteen, I still wanted to have thumbnails to bring up images. As a work
around I used buttons out of the thumbnails in the up position. On the over
state I had the larger image appear. I have over 75 'buttons' in my
project. Is there some sort of limit also in the number of buttons? I
could always get it to Publish to SWF, then after a certain point thing
started to go down hill. Thank your for any assistance.
No, there are no limits on the size of your project, although there are limits on the sizes of projects that we have tested at this point...your project sounds pretty big and complex.
Can you switch to code view (see the combo box in the top right) and see if there are any errors?
I'm not very XML illiterate, but I didn't see anything that stood out. I
uploaded a copy of Flash Catalyst on my wife's laptop and I got the same
thing happening; no 'run-local' file and in the 'deploy-to-web' file only a
'Main.swf' file of zero KB. Thank you for taking the time.
Sorry, I didn't mean for you to read the code and manually verify it - that would be a rather unreasonable request.
In the code view, there's a panel called "Problems". Can you look and see if there is anything in there?
I have nothing showing in the 'problems' tab of the code view. When I do
the 'publish to SWF' and the 'Progress Information' box appears. At first
all seem great, it says 'creating output folder...' and then quits.
Hrm...here's a few more things to try...
Try publishing to a brand new folder somewhere else on your filesystem. I know there were some bugs around Catalyst failing to publish if files with similar names were sitting around...
Make sure you have write access to that folder (you can test this by creating a new file in it, then deleting the file).
I did what you said and it works. It published the SWF file. Now it brings
up another question. The assets folder now contains every PhotoShop.
Illustrator and Fireworks file used in the project. I removed them before
uploading to the web and the SWF file did not load. I did not think they
were connected at that point. Did I make a mistake?
No, that sounds fine...are you sure you didn't remove assets you were actually using? Did you get an error when you opened the SWF?