This forum is amazingly useful and has answered many of questions just from searches… but I am stumped here. I have a full page Flash movie that fades to transparent at the end. I want to play it over my Freeway site once then be completely transparent so users can see and click links etc “underneath” the flash.
I have already used the "extended wmode etc. and i can see my page under the Flash when the movie ends but no links work.
Am I trying to do the impossible here? Any other ways of doing this?
display:none objects are removed entirely from the page, they no
longer interact with other elements in any way. If they took up space
in the layout previously, then they no longer do, and the page
collapses around them to close up the space they left behind.
If this is a normal Freeway layout, then your Flash element is in a
layered DIV with an ID. Figure out what that is (click on it, look in
the Inspector) and substitute my made-up ID above for what you find. I
believe you can get a Flash movie to issue a request, kind of like
what happens when you set a Flash movie to redirect the browser to
another page. Just use this code, suitably edited, as the URL of that
On Apr 9, 2010, at 5:28 PM, DeltaDave wrote:
Am I trying to do the impossible here?
Yes I think you are - just because it is transparent doesn’t mean
that you can click through it. Think of it like a sheet of glass.
You cant touch what is behind it.
Yes, but you have to put them in there first. It’s called Flash
Extras, and it’s a core Action (built into Freeway).
What you do in short is put some “stub” links into a Flash movie –
they can point anywhere you like, doesn’t matter. Then you select the
movie and apply Flash Extras to it. There’s a part of the Actions
palette that you can then open and it will list all of the links in
What’s really cool is that then you can re-target these links to point
anywhere you like, to individual pages in your site, or to external
links. If these links are internal, then even if you rename the page
and break the URL, it will be updated and fixed magically in Freeway
the next time you publish. The Flash movie is actually rewritten on
the fly by Freeway during the publish cycle.
On Apr 9, 2010, at 5:58 PM, DeltaDave wrote:
Walter was there not an action where you could change the link(s) in
a flash file.
The links have to be made as Buttons in Flash. I don’t really use
Flash except once or twice a year, then I remember why I ignore it the
rest of the year. Some people drink too much and have a hangover. I
use Flash and I have a hangover, sometimes for a month or more…
On Apr 9, 2010, at 6:10 PM, DeltaDave wrote:
It’s called Flash Extras
Yes I thought it was but I just tried it on a swf that I created
with Easy Web Animator and I didn’t get the option to change the
links. Thats why I was thinking there was maybe another.
No Keith you may be right - but what would the correct way be?
I have only really had a quick dabble in EWA but enough to be able to attach a link to an object and have it work on a web page. But there is no saying that it is the right way for the Flash Extras action to do its thing.
You might want to raise a feature request with Softpress about this. If they took a look at it (since they know exactly how their Action locates the links inside a SWF) they might be able to relax the conditions such that the EWA-generated SWF would also work.