Flash Competition #3 - Slide Show

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Topic is Slide Show. OK, we all know that image galleries/slide shows are prevalent on the internet. Object of this competition is create a custom slide show.

Rules: This is strictly a Flash contest! Only one submission per user will be allowed.
1. No Cheating! Please don't use a template. Make this yourself.
2. AS2 or AS3 is accepted.
3. Published Flash File must be Flash 8 or higher (sorry if you're still using MX, but let's get updated, OK?)
4. Music/Audio is permitted if you'd like, but not required.
5. Slide show must consist of minimum 5 images, maximum 15 (keep in mind file size limitations when publishing your file. File size was increased to 500KB given the nature of this comp. Thumbnails may be used if you want to use them and won't be counted against image totals - image totals {5-15} apply to full size images ).
6. Applications other than Flash may be used to create your swf.

You MUST have made the .swf yourself.

Max size dimensions (width and height): 640px (including border)
Max file size: 500kb
File name: Please name your entry the same as your username (or as close to as possible)
To enter please include a .zip/.rar file which includes the HTML file, and the SWF as either an attachment or an external link, and a link to the working presentation. (please ensure your HTML file is cross-browser compatible. Also if using AS3 and you have any package AS files, please include those as well.)
(Please ensure your entry meets the above before entering your file, otherwise you will be automatically disqualified!)

Length: Competition closes Monday October 6, 2008. Voting lasts five days after close of competition.
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This is going to be good. :twisted:
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now if only i had some free time...
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What would be an example of this?
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A basic example:
http://www.slideroll.com/myslideshows.php

Some people like to add controls. Up to you how you present it, but a slide show should have an automated change between images, vs. an image gallery which would require a selection of an image.

Some people actually combine galleries and slideshow methods for more user interactivity.
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but we are not allowed to make a image gallery?
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graphixboy wrote:
now if only i had some free time...


Now if only I knew how to do flash stuff...
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Fabinator wrote:
but we are not allowed to make a image gallery?


I was considering an image gallery for a future comp. Galleries and slide shows are different. Let's stick to slide shows on this one.

Here's another example of what would be acceptable for this comp. (Get creative!)
http://brettroegiers.com/mmc4341/slideshow/index.html
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Question for clarification - must this script work if images are randomly inserted/placed in a directory, or does it simply have to look snazzy for the >=5 pictures in the flash file itself?
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Nobody has even submitted any yet, but already I have images in my head of what you whackos will come up with.
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neksus wrote:
Question for clarification - must this script work if images are randomly inserted/placed in a directory, or does it simply have to look snazzy for the >=5 pictures in the flash file itself?


Not quite sure I'm following you neksus. Unless you're thinking XML file and external images, I just assumed everyone would import their images into the library and use them embeded.
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i guess i was assuming player + xml + images esp since I find embedding stuff in the flash lib a big pain in the ass although now the 500k size limit makes a bit more sense. I was trying to figure out how in the world I would create a 500k swf to read/display external images...
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I took a rough guess as to what size could accommodate up to 15 pictures embedded. I think that should be plenty given that it's not a large canvas anyway. If you really need to use external to do what you want, let me know and I'll check with Bigweb to see if we can work a way to display the final entries. I think in that case though, the total combined size of all the files would still have to be under 500k total.

I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do. I'll try to get mine done in the next couple days to set the bar.
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I have had the song "Slide Show" by Travis in my head since i saw this topic. Just glad it's a good song.
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lol when I hear slide show this is still the first thing that comes to mind.

Image

I still have some really nice slides from college that used to work in one of those.

//And no, that is NOT my entry *lol
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//And no, that is NOT my entry *lol


Just as well because it's the flash comp and i don't see anything flashy with that :D
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ATNO/TW wrote:
neksus wrote:
Question for clarification - must this script work if images are randomly inserted/placed in a directory, or does it simply have to look snazzy for the >=5 pictures in the flash file itself?


Not quite sure I'm following you neksus. Unless you're thinking XML file and external images, I just assumed everyone would import their images into the library and use them embeded.


Well...it is much easier to make a static program to simply display the files we give it. It is much harder to make something that can be actually used as a drop-in slideshow program for other people.
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I have fond memories of watching slides with my family over the holidays, and having my grandpa and grandma argue over what year it is from or where they were, or what the neighbors names were. It gets pretty heated sometimes. My grandma hates it because my grandpa has slides of every single car he ever owned and he goes into great detail about them and she tells him "Oh Wayne! Nobody cares about your cars, move on!" Ah, memories...
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neksus wrote:
Well...it is much easier to make a static program to simply display the files we give it. It is much harder to make something that can be actually used as a drop-in slideshow program for other people.

Let's keep it easy this time. I understand what you have in mind but let's save that for a later comp after I figure out with Bigweb how to get all the required files in the right place on his server so we can display the entries. Since this is only the third Flash comp, let's keep it to a single flash file and perhaps an external AS file if really needed.
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Awesome :)
I can probably hard code 5 images in instead of writing script to work with any!
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AHHHH!!! I have only 5 images on mine and it's 550x550, but no matter what i do to shorten/compress it, it still comes out to 658 KB.
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CA-SA double click the image file in the library. Deselect "use default compression" and pick your own compression settings. Remember to hit test to see how brutal it will be. Do that for all the images since flash's image compression is actually pretty good.
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graphixboy, you likely to take part in this? would be good to see some of your stuff as every one of your reply has been really good here on Ozzu.
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yeah pending a few projects leaving my desk by the end of the month I am planning to kick one out.

BTW a free tour of my work is always available just ask :D
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Man, I forgot to take a video I needed for my entry. Hmmmmm....might have to pop into work for a few tomorrow to shoot it.
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As easy as it gets... There's also a hidden "Scene 2" if you want to try to get to it (I forgot how to make links). :)

Well, here's nothing:
Attachments:
Attachments:
CA-SA_slideshow.zip

(190.56 KiB) Downloaded 372 times

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CA-SA what do you mean by "Hidden Scene 2"?
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I think he means there's another scene we can watch, we just have to figure out how to initiate it...
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hmm I keep getting notification of replies to this thread but can't seem to see anything past page 2...

[edit]apparently posting to the thread fixed it[edit]
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and the repeating of posts as well... I can't see two posts that should be here :(
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neksus wrote:
I think he means there's another scene we can watch, we just have to figure out how to initiate it...

I figured and spent about 10 minutes yesterday clicking, dragging, typing and everything else I could think of and couldn't get it :(
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SWF Decompiler :)
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Bogey wrote:
neksus wrote:
I think he means there's another scene we can watch, we just have to figure out how to initiate it...

I figured and spent about 10 minutes yesterday clicking, dragging, typing and everything else I could think of and couldn't get it :(

You have to download it (won't do it in browser), stop it from playing before it repeats, and then go forward frame-by-frame to get to it. :D

If only I could remember how to link.

Hint: the repeat comes directly after the bridge entry.
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I would have had mine in today except the four hours I spent on it went to hell when Flash crashed and I lost everything except the very first frame! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I do have an entry coming. Redoing it now.
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Ooooooo, ouch!
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OK, finally got mine. Going to post the link for it for now, since it has audio, I didn't want to post it inline. Would get too annoying. It plays 5 slides and repeats. Not happy with the quality, but best I could do and keep it under 500kb. I'll add the swf and fla files here in a little bit.

http://www.alaron-nuclear.com/ozzu/flas ... atno8.html

//here's the FLA and SWF files
http://www.alaron-nuclear.com/ozzu/flashcomp3/atno.zip
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thats a cool concept. How long did you have to stare into the copy machine :-)
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Thanks. 282 frames worth. *lol

It was a little tricky figuring out how to get the MPG reduced enough in file size to embed it as an flv and keep it under the file limit, but I got it (the original mpg was 106MB *lol).
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That is pretty neat, its not what I would have expected as a slide show but it fits perfectly.
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Did your colleagues know what you were doing? or was it a case of "i think mark has gone a bit loopy"?
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SB wrote:
Did your colleagues know what you were doing? or was it a case of "i think mark has gone a bit loopy"?


lol Only took me a couple minutes to set up the camera to record that one shot for about 15 seconds. The rest I did on my own time. Nobody even saw me record it.
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Great composition ATNO. Really like it.
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Time's running out on this one folks. Only one week left! Any other entries get them in!
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Hi,I am DuYing,
//link removed
I come from China.
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Hello DuYing. Welcome. I'm sorry but the link to your website doesn't qualify for this competition. Please read the competition rules at the beginning of this post to see what qualifies.
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Anyone else? This is the last day to get them in~!
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This competition is ended. Poll will be up as soon as I can get with Bigweb on where to upload them to display them.

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