I need to make a simple flash video. In the video, I need to
have two seperate images move across the screen or else just fade
in/out. I would ideally like to have each of the two image change
RANDOMLY each time it either scrolls across the screen or each time
they fade in and out. I have previously used xml to make one
picture change randomly so I could easily update the pictures
without having to have access to flash software. Ideally I like to
have both of the images moving across the screen load from the same
xml file. Is this possible? Is there an easier way to do this?
My goal is to complete a website with a flash banner on it
and hand it off to a group that doesn't know anything about flash.
I would like them to be able to simply edit a line or two of code
to update the banner with new pictures instead of having to buy
flash to edit the .fla file
I think you definitely have the correct approach. Just read
each of your XML elements that contain the image URL into an array,
and then every time the banner runs grab two random images from
Your XML file could look like:
<image> ... etc ... </image>
I successfully got it to load random images for a prototype
banner that I created:
That tutorial worked fine for that banner I made because all
of the pictures stayed stationary. In my new flash banner though, I
want my random image to move across the screen. This is how I want
it to look and work:
Right now the picture that keeps cycling is loaded in flash.
My goal is to have that picture (and many more) load from an xml
document. I want a new image to load every time the loop starts.
Is it possible to make generic "movie clip" move across the
stage and have its opacity & size change?