Interesting application for the Fc output. I tried this out and it seems to work fine. Here are the steps I went through.
- Created the fxp file and output the result
- Created the pdf
- From inside Acrobat Pro, I selected the Multimedia > Flash Tool and then chose the area in the document where I wanted to place the Fc output
- I chose the Main.swf for placement
- Acrobat Pro places the file
- I saved the pdf and then opened the file in the browser
- A play button appears and works when pressed
Not sure what would happen when placed on a server. Expect that you would need to keep all the files in the correct path/relationship to each other.
Hope this helps.
Thank you, I appreciate the speedy reply. Again, my challenge is NOT with SWF playback (that seems to work fine). I am having difficulties making VIDEO play inside the PDF after publishing my FC project (offline view version).
Would you please step-by-step the process for me when placing flv video into your FC project FIRST and then creating the pdf with that FC swf (with flv video and animation)?
Can you tell me more about your FLV format. Could it be a H264 compliance issue. Multimedia pdfs need to contain H264 compliant video. This resource may help:
Again thanks for the reply. As for compliance, I am certain that the flv files I'm using are. As I stated earlier, when I create the same project in InDesign using the same flv video files I do not have any video playback issues inside my pdf. It's only when I create a FC project that I experience this. Again, the FC animations work fine. It's just video playback.
Do me a favor: Create an FC project WITH ONLY VIDEO. Place an flv video file (with wireframe or standard controls) inside FC. Rin project in your browser first. (This should work fine.) Then, publish to SWF (offline view version). Afterwards, place that SWF inside Acrobat and tell me if the video (with controls) plays inside the pdf.
If it does, then it's me. If it does not, it's FC. (a little hip hop...lol)
You're right. That doesn't work.
....that's it?! "You're right. That doesn't work."? No thoughts? No suggestions?
FYI, the "arranged INTERACTIVE marriage" between Flash Catalyst and Acrobat is/will be very exciting in the creative communication/digital entertainment evolution for so many aspiring designers. Just imagine...the sheer magnitude of promotional/educational/recreational (and any other "-tionals" you can think of) opprtunities in getting the full online experience...ALL INSIDE A PDF!!!
Come on, Tanya...this will be a major break-through for everyone!
What extra step(s) do YOU think Acrobat requires with FC that it doesn't seem to need with InDesign? Or do you know of anyone who might be better able to answer that question?
We have something good here! Let's push it on home!!!
Flash Catalyst is a new product. I suspect it's an issue of integration with other CS5 products. Will ask around the engineering teams to see what's involved and report back on any finds.
It's worth keeping in mind as well that Catalyst is a generation newer than Acrobat, since Acrobat, for whatever weird reason, is the one member of the Creative Suite family that remains on its own release schedule. It would be worth revisiting this once Acrobat 10 is released.