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so- Flash gurus- HOW DO YOU KEEP FILE SIZES SMALL? any general knowledge, tips, tricks
That way, the user doesn't have to wait for the flash / animations to start - they get the more immediate visual satisfaction, without the long wait typically associated with the format.
However, I don't know how this is done - only that is the way my wife gets the files to load quicker. :)
korkus2000 has a much better idea of it - lol
the best (and most difficult) way to do your animations is to avoid tweening altogether and use actionscript...here is a link to get you started...:
How does TEXT affect it? This is going to seem REALLY contorted; but I have noticed that if I create text in CorelDraw, export it as a swf, Import into Flash and manipulate that, the file size is smaller (?maybe) It may be something unrelated I'm not considering.
The other thing I have to work on is BREAKING UP FLASH. I have some Flash templates we purchased a while back- they're whole site templates ALL in 1 Flash file! I'm trying to learn to break it up so it will load in a reasonable time.
Using few fonts generally will also lighten the SWF.