I have spent the last few weeks to develop an intro to my company's website. I've posted this same question in Flash Kit's site, but haven't received any response. I'm hoping somebody here works with Flash a bit and can offer some feedback.
I'm having trouble with the publishing aspect of the movie. I kinda went overboard on the size of the movie, however still trying to get it tweaked to optimal despite itself.
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I'm working from a 133 Mhz machine with a cable Internet hookup. The movie is kinda jumpy on my machine, but smooth for the most part. On faster systems with cable or DSL, it seems to play great.
A few problems that I need insight for:
1. The preloader is supposed to be animated with the logo revolving and three dots appearing and looping in succession during the download (Loading...). I have the action script set to start playing the movie after the 500th frame. There is no animation to the preloader and cannot figure out why for the life of me. Can't see any reason for this to not be working.
2. On a AOL browser, the part of the movie that isn't supposed to show outside of the "frame" does during the tweening sequence for the sailboat and "rising ocean" part. For example, the setting sun is seen outside of the boundaries of the frame when it shouldn't.
3. Any advice as to whether it is wise to increase the time the preloader holds off starting the movie. It is already set for 500 frames. I'm seeing that the movie is still not playing well in certain parts and feel the increase will fix this, but don't know how long it will take for a 56k modem'd machine to finally start playing the movie...with a cable modem, I wouldn't know.
I'm sure there are other little glitches, but don't know what they are until told from other viewers during testing. I figure it can't be that bad for my first Flash, but would love to hear as much criticism of it as possible. It would help avoid alot of wasted time in the future:-)