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a_insomniac    660
Im not good at 3D studio Max at all, but I plan to fly to Cali this spring to take two courses in it. Until then I have a question for some veteran players out here. I would like to have an animated intro to start off my game. I have excellent skills using Flash and have been using it for 2 years now. But what I want to do is either save it to .AVI and try and use it that way or see if there us a way to use the .swf file. The cool part about flash is that you can use it for a trailer for your game. Does anyone have any code examples either using .swf files or .avi files at all? --or-- Can you recommend any good .flc programs. Thanks much a_insomniac If my compiler was voice activated with the voice of my mother-in-law....there would be no errors!

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JwayneT    122
Hey,

I was in here myself asking about Flash stuff. What I learned was that flash is all active x controls. You could write your own flash player in your program. Macromedia released all the source for the files. I allso know that Borland C Builder has some things in the VCL library to play flash in your aplications. Flash also has a Java Based player included, look in your Macromedia files to find it. Hopefully that has helped.

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a2k    124
okay, now i have a question about flash. i''m gonna be learning it this week. is it really good? my impression is that it''s kinda like photoshop and animation shop put together for web development. okay, now, that''s probably an understatement, but i need to be convinced that flash is not just for the beginners. i was planning to make my entire intro sequence with 3DS MAX, since it has all those special fx and plugins and stuff, and it''s an animation tool for full multimedia in all respects. should i stick with this for my intro sequence, or is flash better in some way?

a2k

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Joviex    250
quote:
Original post by a2k

okay, now i have a question about flash. i''m gonna be learning it this week. is it really good? my impression is that it''s kinda like photoshop and animation shop put together for web development. okay, now, that''s probably an understatement, but i need to be convinced that flash is not just for the beginners. i was planning to make my entire intro sequence with 3DS MAX, since it has all those special fx and plugins and stuff, and it''s an animation tool for full multimedia in all respects. should i stick with this for my intro sequence, or is flash better in some way?

a2k


By your question, you have obviously never been to flashplanet.com and looked at the site of the week section.



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Coleco    164
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Does anyone have any code examples either using .swf files or .avi files at all?



Not sure if this is what you meant, but the following site has just about every format known to man.


http://www.wotsit.org

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Lars W.    122
to a2k

3DS Max is completely different from Flash. Flash is mainly an 2D Vector Format for Small Animations.
3DS Max is used for complex Animations, like seen in some Movies, or as intros for Games. You can create complete 3D Worlds with it and also have the capabilitys to animate Human (or less Human) Charakters even without motion capturing systems.


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a2k    124
okay, well, if i can find out a way to incorporate a flash animation into my game intro sequence, then i''ll render some animation from 3DS MAX, import it into a flash animation, and use the tools in flash, just so i can learn a little.

I''m probably just gonna end up doing everything in 3DS MAX (text and all) just because there are several avi loaders already available.

i was actually looking at flash in the non-web development sense, and seeing it as an animation shop package. i''ll mess around with it and see if i like it.

a2k

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a2k    124
okay, well, i''m anticipating that i''m gonna start some flames for this, but uh,

okay, i checked out the flashplanet site of the week archives, and i have to admit that some of them are undoubtedly cool and all but, uh, sometimes, i guess, am i missing the point to all of it? i mean, sure it''s got cool interfaces, but how long do interface animations last? if i revisit a site, i usually don''t like having to wait for animation that i''ve seen before. like, in the days of some games like priv 2, the menus sucked cuz they took too long to generate. okay, i take that back. some of them aren''t so bad. well, i need an intro sequence. some flash stuff that i''ve seen looks somewhat what i want to do, but i''ve concluded that i''d be able to do similar stuff in 3DS MAX. i''m stickin'' with MAX for my intro. i''ve got everything squared away. unless someone wants to convince me to try to put the two together...

a2k

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a2k    124
hey, cool. SDK. anway, when i playback my swf, the sound is downgraded to a mono, web version. is there a way to play it in full 44k stereo on playback? okay, yeah, i really should just toy around with it more, but i''m still planning on sticking with max unless i have better reason to mend em together.

a2k

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a2k    124
all right, now i have a dilemma. i know that flash is vector based, but i really wonder if you can bring in bitmap based animation into a flash movie. what i wanted to do is have movie clips floating around a buncha cool designs, Need for Speed menu style, but i can''t load an avi into a flash file. i like the synchronization features of flash, but hopefully 3ds max will be able to sync the animation as well as flash. if so, i''ll export the flash designy animation graphics to avi and composite it with my 3dsmax avi, and put it all together in animation shop. do AVIs run well? (i mean: synchronized, smooth, and high res at full screen?)

a2k

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shurcool    439
quote:
Original post by a2k
okay, now i have a question about flash. i''m gonna be learning it this week. is it really good? my impression is that it''s kinda like photoshop and animation shop put together for web development. okay, now, that''s probably an understatement, but i need to be convinced that flash is not just for the beginners.
Yeah, you''re probably right.

http://www.2advanced.com/

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