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Author: Gavin Powell | Website: http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/user/G.R.Powell/

Preloader - Variables

Now add a layer which will contain some variables. Double click the first keyframe and choose Set Variable from the drop down menu. For the variable put end_frame, and for the value enter an expression that returns the last frame of the movie GetProperty ( "",_totalframes) (You can always enter these manually as numbers).

Repeat but put the variable as start_frame and its value as the starting frame of the movie, if the movie is a different scene the starting frame should be 0 but if, like me, you put the preloader before the movie it will be something else, in this example it would be 23.

Repeat again but with needle_points as the variable and 8 as the value as we are going to have 8 different needle poisitions on the dial (excluding empty). Again set a variable position with a value of 0. Now add another layer for the frame actions for the preloader. Add a keyframe at 6 and 7. Double click frame 6 and choose the actions tab. Choose If Frame Is Loaded from the drop down menu.


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Added: 2000-10-04
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