I have been learning flex UI design for some time, and have a decent grasp of it using FlexBuilder. But I haven't played with flash animations at all.
If someone else builds a flash animation (FLA or SWF file right?) and I want to embed and display those in flex... I'm a little fuzzy on how that works, and would like some help with the conceptual understanding.
For example, if someone built a flash intro and login page purely in flash (no flex components at all). How does the logic work? And how would I incorporate that into what will then be a flex app after the login page?
I'm trying to understand the following scenario:
1) flash intro sequence
2) flash only user login form (no flex ui components on the login page, is this even possible? I think so)
3) login calls a function which handles server login communication and either:
a) loads a flex component/application on success
b) runs a different flash animation sequence
How do the different animation sequences work? Are animation sequences something I can call from a function in actionscript? I'm not clear how these work at the most basic conceptual level.
How do I embed and run this sequence of flash animations in my actionscript environment?
A SWF can load another SWF. In Flex you use SWFLoader, in Flash you use flash.display.Loader.
However, preloaders are much harder. I think there are some blog posts by other folks on how they've done it.
Flex SDK Developer
Adobe Systems Inc.