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Author: Bill Mackin | Website: http://www.billmackin.com

Step 3 - How to Make This Script Your Own

1. Change "http://www.yourdomain.com/your.swf" to represent the path to the external file you wish to load into your movie.
2. Then change 476 (and 4.76) to accurately represent the starting length of your loading bar.
That's it!

Step 4 - Starting The Loading Sequence

Now that the loading sequence is all built, you only need to activate it. You can do that from anywhere in your main movie by setting "_root.loadingsequence" to true or false. In my example .fla I use a button with the following script:

on (release) {
	_root.loadingsequence = true;
}
It can be difficult to test a new loading sequence. Especially when the .swf file you are loading is already on your computer, or downloads very quickly due to its small size or a fast internet connection. Therefore I like to test my loading sequence with slightly larger files, placed across the internet. In the example .fla I use an external .swf file that is placed on my web server in the USA, and is 1.7 MB.

This was my first tutorial, if it was helpful or if you have any comments, send me a quick e-mail (bill@billmackin.com). Depending on the response I get, I may provide a 2nd part to this tutorial that will show how to provide the time remaining for the loading sequence to complete.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-05-19
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