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  1. Sorry Jack, It turned out to be JQuery not Greensock. How could I have doubted..... Many thanks anyway R
  2. We think it's gsap because the function used to play the video is .play(), and so is the function to play the timeline in gsap. The error in the js console is saying cannot call play() on a non-object, which implies that it's trying to play a timeline, not a video.
  3. Hi There, We're trying to play video automatically upon clicking a button on a page (ie without pressing play on the video skin) but it seems GSAP, which is used extensively on the site, overwrites the html5 'play' function so it doesn't work. Does anyone know of a work-around that will allow triggering of video? I need to create a lightbox-like effect that will autoplay a video when a user clicks the relevant button on the page. Cheers Roger
  4. Genius! Thanks Jack. That's exactly what I needed and will save hours. I couldn't get my head around the staggering and didn't even think of easing a time property. cheers Roger
  5. Hi folks, I have a job where the client has a screen with 64 little icons on it, actually 6 different icons spaced to make a grid pattern of 64. So it looks like 8 x 8 rows x columns of icons. What they want to show is these icons appearing on the page over time, so one appears, then another then more and more getting faster and faster so that all 64 are there after a few seconds. Now I know I could manually write the tweens to go from off the screen in the z axis (so behind us) to the final position, for each and every icon, but that would take hours. Can anyone think of a cool quick(ish) way of doing this, perhaps with TimeLine or something? I'd like them to look like they are whizzing onto the screen from behind the camera, if you see what I mean. Bearing in mind that they must end up in the correct positions in the grid. Personally I'm stuck. I just can't think of a way other than laboriously tweening each one. I'm a club greensock member so have access to those plug-ins too should they help. Many thanks Roger
  6. I may be wrong but it sounds like you haven't imported your greensock libraries?
  7. That's a brilliant idea, using TweenMax to play the swf. Not only do I understand it, it gets me around all the timer problems. Cool! Thanks for your help
  8. Ah, I see the problem now. I hadn't thought it through! So, As I do have access to all the swfs (I made them), could I put some kind of stop() on frame 1 then, in my host swf, tell it to gotoandPlay(2) of the child swf once it's loaded? Then move onto the next one once current frame == end frame kind of thing? Thanks for the code, I'll try it out, then see if I can understand it. I am learning more about coding every day. Last time I wrote any programs was in the 70's or 80's on a Dragon32 computer! 32k of RAM wow! (and that was in assembly language!) cheers Roger
  9. I just saw Chris' post above about possibly using TimeLineMax as a way to play a sequence of swfs. That would be great, I could use delays within tweens to time them too. I'll bet it's too good to be true. Or.... another thought: I could use TimeLineMax to append a delayed tween of an invisible movieclip every 10seconds, and have a new SWFLoader between each append, that loads and plays my swf. Then somehow unload the lot and start again in an infinite loop....Hmmm.
  10. Hi Chris, Sorry, I'm not here to help I'm afraid. I just have a very similar problem with playing sequential swfs. I really like your idea of using the wonderful 'TimeLineMax' which is my current favourite thing on the planet! I had no idea it could possibly work with SWFLoader. If you do get this to work, please, please post your solution here as it will be really useful to know, and not just for me I'm sure. Good Luck! Roger
  11. Hi. This is driving me nuts. I can't find any working solutions anywhere on the net for what would seem to be an easy thing. Essentially I just want to play a bunch of existing swfs in sequence. Turns out that's almost impossible to do without errors all over the place. I figured I'd just give up and try loading and playing each swf for so many seconds then go on to the next, knowing that each one lasts about 8 seconds. I figured that LoaderMax would be the way to go and after ploughing through other forum posts and doing some cut and paste here's my code. Now obviously it doesn't work but then I'm an illustrator not a programmer and I don't really understand any of this stuff beyond a very basic level. I cannot imagine how I'd get anything to work without this nice simple greensock stuff!! Anyway, my plan was to load up an array of swfs, get the first playing in a timer function and then just cycle through them indefinitely. Trouble is I can't work out how to play the swfs once they are loaded. Where am I going wrong and is there a better way? (as obviously my stage.addChild is not working) ------------------------ LoaderMax.activate([sWFLoader]); var queue:LoaderMax = LoaderMax.parse(["swfs/Kahuna.swf","swfs/Sirius.swf","swfs/kahuna360.swf","swfs/Morpheus.swf","swfs/IQModular.swf","swfs/ICE.swf","swfs/Alchemist.swf","swfs/Archangel.swf"],{maxConnections:1}); queue.load(); var fl_TimerInstance:Timer = new Timer(10000,0); fl_TimerInstance.addEventListener(TimerEvent.TIMER, fl_TimerHandler); fl_TimerInstance.start(); var count:Number = 1; function fl_TimerHandler(event:TimerEvent):void { //play the swfs every 10 seconds stage.addChild(queue[count]); count++; if (count >= 6) { count = 0; } } ------------------------------
  12. Hi, I am using VideoLoader to play a video on the stage. I need to then play movie clips that are description boxes of parts in the movie, over the top of the movie. However when I test the swf the movie is loading over the top of my boxes. I am using tweenlite to fade in the boxes when the movie hits cuepoints. How can I get the movie to play behind my movieclips? Here is a lump of my code so far: Thanks, Roger ------------------------ var genieVid:VideoLoader = new VideoLoader("assets/GenieMovie.f4v",{container:this,width:850,height:480,scaleMode:"proportionalInside",bgColor:0x000000,autoPlay:true}); genieVid.load(); genieVid.addEventListener(VideoLoader.VIDEO_CUE_POINT, cueHere); function cueHere(event:LoaderEvent):void { if (event.data.name == "Sec1Pause1") { genieVid.pauseVideo(); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p1b1_mc, 1, {alpha:1, delay:1}); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p1b2_mc, 1, {alpha:1, delay:2}); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p1b3_mc, 1, {alpha:1, delay:3}); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc, 1,{alpha:0, delay:10}); genieVid.playVideo(); } /*else if(event.data.name == "Sec1Pause2") genieVid.pauseVideo(); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p2b1_mc, 1, {delay:1,alpha:1}); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p2b2_mc, 1, {delay:2,alpha:1}); TweenLite.to(p1all_mc.p2b3_mc, 1, {delay:3,alpha:1}); genieVid.playVideo();*/ } -------------------------
  13. ok, but then how come the removeChild(loader) on the frame with the swf loader made it work perfectly? I didn't change any other code, including the Removed_from_stage? I'll take another look. Thanks R
  14. Thanks. I've emailed the fla for you to check.
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