Maybe these blog post of mine might help: http://chrisgriffith.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/creating-lightbox-galleries-with-flash-catal yst/ and http://chrisgriffith.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/using-custom-components-in-flash-catalyst/
Thank you for the first link! The lightbox look is exactly what I am looking for.
Quick question, how easy is it to add images in at a later time? For example, if you update your portfolio? I am kind of new to catalyst and I feel like it could be slightly hard to edit or update after the initial flash is made. Thanks so much for the help, and I will definitely check out your blog on a regular basis
When you expand your portfolio, you are going to have to reopen the project in Flash Catalyst, add the new images, and then republish it. (and keep in mind the limit of 20 states per component).
For proper functionality, you could take the project into Flash Builder, and link the assets to an XML file that is read in, thus providing the flexibility you need.
I haven't experimented with your tutorial yet, but will each page with the
thumbnails theoretically be one state?
I only planning on having maybe 5 states other than what the portfolio
section would take up.
(Thank you for your time)
I have a question.
I am starting to implement the gallery.
Where do you keep the full size images? Are they somewhere in the
illustrator file for when you use it in catalyst? You dont mention it in
your tutorial and I am slightly confused.
Other than that I think I understand everything. I appreciate your
response...I know you're busy!
I am following your tutorial on the lightboxes and really liking it, but i have a question.
After i create the lightbox, how do i go back and edit it if i need too?
You are going to have to open the Flash Catalyst project back up and edit it. If this is something that will be changing often, then you might want to look into extending the project with Flash Builder to have the visuals being fed via an XML files and link visuals.
But how do i reopen the Custom Component file after i close it?