First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Search tutorials
Author: Tim Murray | Website: http://www.gmg.com.au


The actual approach that we used in our intro for the Western Australian Museum's "Western Australia: Land and People" exhibition involved a mixture of all of the methods we have discussed here. The intro was used as a last resort when resources became too large to be included in our main SWF file.

In the intro we streamed the smallest content first (mainly logos) and animated them in while waiting for the large map image to load. When that was available, the map was animated in, providing the background image for the online virtual exhibition.

Throughout this, we are constantly checking the download progress and as soon as the intro is fully down, we display the "skip intro" button. Clicking on the button doesn't load our main SWF file, but instead jumps to the end of our intro (straight to our unfolding map animation) providing an appropriate segue to the virtual exhibition proper.

For more information about our loader, check out the "Yet Another Flash MX Loader" tutorial elsewhere on this site.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-01-08
Rating: 8 Votes: 15
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Tim is a co-director of the Glasson Murray Group, providing quality graphic design, illustration, 3D visualisation, interactive environments, virtual reality, multimedia and website services.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: Inocreato
» Title: RaiseTheBlocks
» Description: Raise all the blocks to win the game
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: TomCat Carty
» Title: The Wood
» Description: Just a little game ending or it can maybe be looped. Recorders with music box and percussion to give the feel of well, I don't know, the woods? Free to use, just credit me. thank you
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: Davisigner
» Description: Hmm... what to say about this one? It's reminiscent of the closing notes of the opening music from the Three Stooges done in a church organ style with a closing cymbal crash. I'll give this one away gratis, but feel free to check out my free loops and potential upcoming license-mandated ones over in the respective part of Flashkit.