How to create 3D Flash Ads

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Hi All,

I am sure you have seen ad on MSN and other media laced sites where for example a Ford pick-up truck seems to drive across the entire monitor, only you learn at is only a flash ad for Ford tucked away in a small div in the corner. That is what I want to add to my next web project, a 3D flash animation with that effect for a web page.

Do you know of any threads, tutorials, sites or books of that one.

Also, does anyone know of a very advanced book that teaches how to create excellent flash projects with xml?

I added a flash/actionscript/xml fading slide show here http://www.ivegotmyownproblems.com/aboutigmop/index.htm

I want to learn more complex flash/actionscript/xml projects.

thanks,

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Ok so there are a bunch of questions here and I'll do my best to get all of them...

1. The ad your referencing on MSN is actually a special type of media buy that contains 2 swfs. You build the swfs and the ad hosting company does all the magic to make it appear over the screen. I haven't seen the specific ad your discussing, but typically that overlay swf can take any flash animation or video. There's a good chance that the 3D car was built and animated in a 3D modeling program and simply exported as frames to flash.

2. I've gotten to the point where I don't recommend books for flash any more. The problem is that so much has typically changed by the time the book is published that the book is obsolete. Instead I would recommend figuring out what you want to do and looking for specific tutorials that will help.

Several great Flash tutorial sites:
http://www.kirupa.com
http://www.gotoandlearn.com/
http://www.actionscript.org/
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graphixboy,

Thank you very much, the Ford truck was hot actually 3D modeled, the fact that it appeared to jumped out the ad and drove across the rest of the page looked 3D'ish. I know one of the terms you used, which was "overlay swf", is what I was looking for, thanks. Now I would like to apply a overlay swf to a web page and/or flash intro if that is possible. I don't want a ad company to do it, I want to lean to do this for myself.

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Makes sense. I don't think there's anything very special going on there. (most flash ads are pretty low tech). To do it on your own you'd probably want to create a div with a high z-index and place the flash file over the entire screen.

you might also want to look up the Flash LocalConnection class that provides communication between two different swfs (allows you to get timing right and so on)
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graphixboy,

Thank you again, overlay swf, high z-index div, plus transparent background all seem to be what is needed.

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ALL,

You can go to MSN >>>http://www.msn.com/<<<< and view the Target department store to the right. You'll notice that animated shoppers run across the screen back into the ad. That is exactly what I am trying to learn to do.

HELP & Happy Thanksgiving

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