I've attached my test file here so you can see what i'm talking about. In this case i'm just trying for the SWF to stop on aplication start cause it doesn't, it plays on forever (any of the swf control commands aren't working including the swf controller that tells it to stop at the beginning). My guess is that it has to be some kind of problem that only affects me cause no-one has ever said anything about this, and for me, it's fundamental to be working.
SWF import test.rar.zip 488.1 K
I have dl'd your swf and it appears that there is no <code> stop(); </code> in any frame. How many frames are in the main timeline of your fla?
One suggestion: put a stop action in each frame that begins a state of the swf. if that makes any sense. I assume you want to use this in combination with a default, mouseover, mouseout, and onclick interaction.
For instance say the timeline has a stop action in frame one(frame one will begin the animation to the default state). then the animation goes to frame 5 and encounters another stop action(frame 5 is the end of the animation to the default state).
From frame 5 to frame 10 animate the transition from default to mouseover. Place a stop action in frame 10(frame ten is the end of the transition to mouseover state). Continue to frame 15 with the animation to mouseout.(basically frame 5-10 in reverse)place a stop action in 15.
now to make it work:
in catalyst with nothing selected:
add interaction on application start
play swf ( this plays the opening animation to frame 5 where it encounters the stop action which is the default state )
With swf selected:
add interaction on mouseover
gotoandplay (5) swf
set the frame to goto over on the right hand side menu under general
(this will play to frame 10 and hit the stop action which is the mouseover state and in addition later when in frame 15 which will occur onmouseout it will bring the playhead back to frame 5 if the user once again wenters the mouseover state)
with swf selected:
add interaction on mouseout
play swf (this will play to frame 15 and stop on what should be a frame identical to 5 which is the default state)
I hope this helps, like I said: I am assuming this is how you want to deploy your swf just by looking at the looping swf you have provided.
Sorry if I am way off base!
Thanks so much for the help.
I've tryed it your way and still nothing ! I guess my real problem are
with the swf controls. The swf just doesn't respond to them. I hope you guys
can figure out what's really happening here cause i really need to use swfs
in my app. Nonetheless i have attached the new catalyst file to this post so
you can take a look and see if i done anything wrong.