This movie demonstrates the use of a timer-driven slideshow that displays any number of imported images at a consistent, user-specified interval. By default, each image fades up from black, shows for a specified duration, then fades to black. An included utility handler makes it easy to generate a playlist from image cast members.
Options for image playback include: millisecond timing of fades and image display duration, loop or single runthrough playback, and image display without fades. This is a good movie to use for showing lots of images for a kiosk, tradeshow, portfolio, etc.
See spot run. This movie makes use of a timeout object to animate a series of cast members (i.e., a Dalmation) that continually runs across the screen. Timeout objects are very precise and allow timing intervals as short as a single millisecond. Timeout objects are indispensable for certain animation tasks where extreme precision for synchronization is necessary.
This movie demonstrates a seamless scrolling background that is driven by a behavior that allows the speed of the clouds to be altered. An alpha channel in the cloud image allows the clouds to appear to move in front of the balloon more realistically.
File Format: Adobe Director 11.5
This movie demonstrates a method for placing invisible rectangular buttons on top of an image to add interactivity to a static background. The map in the movie can be given any number of invisible buttons to simulate the image map functionality in HTML. This technique is useful if you do not want to break apart an image into individual sprites to get interactive "areas".