I've recently picked up the opportunity to develop a simple little application for a company that makes cupcake wedding cakes. They want to be able to take a laptop to a client and sit with them to design the look of the cakes - colour, topping, etc. End result is a saved written preference, along with an image of their design.
I've assumed Flash is the best bet for something like this. Although I've dabbled in Flash and have experience in coding, I've yet to pick it up fully.
The version I have is Flash MX. I've assumed I could create a movieclip representing a single cake, that is then replicated over the stack of cakes? A simple set of options on a side panel would let the user pick colour, amount, etc.
Firstly, will Flash (MX) let me save out a 'screengrab' of the movie as something that could then be saved to, say, a JPG? And I assume that writing the variable choices to something like a text file would be no problem...
Am I going down the right track with this, or is Flash MX the wrong tool for the job?
Any advice appreciated!
you can definitely do most things you need with flash MX. not sure about the screengrab ability in that version (actionscript 2) but you can definitely do it with actionscript 3 (you would need Flash CS3 or later for that)
Thanks. It's looking like I'll need to upgrade to CS5 then.