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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:17:24 Reply

ive never learned to put links (facebook, twitter, etc) to the flash files, i tried once, but didnt work, it worked on my computer, but not on newgrounds :s. How can i do it ?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:32:20 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:17 PM, francisyfl wrote: ive never learned to put links (facebook, twitter, etc) to the flash files, i tried once, but didnt work, it worked on my computer, but not on newgrounds :s. How can i do it ?

What version of actionscript are you using? AS2 or AS3?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:35:36 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:32 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/2/12 09:17 PM, francisyfl wrote: ive never learned to put links (facebook, twitter, etc) to the flash files, i tried once, but didnt work, it worked on my computer, but not on newgrounds :s. How can i do it ?
What version of actionscript are you using? AS2 or AS3?

AS2

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:41:41 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:35 PM, francisyfl wrote:
At 6/2/12 09:32 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/2/12 09:17 PM, francisyfl wrote: ive never learned to put links (facebook, twitter, etc) to the flash files, i tried once, but didnt work, it worked on my computer, but not on newgrounds :s. How can i do it ?
What version of actionscript are you using? AS2 or AS3?
AS2

I'm not as familiar with AS2, but I can make a video tutorial if you want


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:42:57 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:41 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:

I'm not as familiar with AS2, but I can make a video tutorial if you want

that would be amazing : O, could you ?

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 21:50:57 Reply

wait :s that will take time out of your animating schedule :s

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 22:02:07 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:50 PM, francisyfl wrote: wait :s that will take time out of your animating schedule :s

It's okay. It really shouldn't take too long. Plus, all I have left to do is background painting. :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 22:16:55 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:17 PM, francisyfl wrote: ive never learned to put links (facebook, twitter, etc) to the flash files, i tried once, but didnt work, it worked on my computer, but not on newgrounds :s. How can i do it ?

Once JerrodStorm puts up a video, it should be more clear, but here's a quick little text summary:

Select the thing you want to turn into a button, right-click on it and select "Convert to Symbol." Change the symbol type to "button" and hit OK. Then, select your button object on the stage and open up the actions panel (F9 opens this up.) Then, past in the following:

on (release) {
getURL("http://www.newgrounds.com", "_blank");
}

The first parameter is the url you want to go to, and the second one basically just tells the browser to open up the link in a new tab (so that if the flash video is loading, it doesn't leave the page.)

Also, my animation is nearly done. It'll probably be up sometime tomorrow.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 22:25:15 Reply

actually, I just tested that method. for whatever reason, it'll work while the file's still on the hard drive, but stops working once you upload it to the dumping grounds. It's rather weird.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 22:32:27 Reply

At 6/2/12 10:25 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: actually, I just tested that method. for whatever reason, it'll work while the file's still on the hard drive, but stops working once you upload it to the dumping grounds. It's rather weird.

Hmm, odd, it seems to work for me... maybe it has something to do with the local playback security settings in the publish settings window? Or maybe it's a dumping grounds glitch.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 22:47:20 Reply

At 6/2/12 09:00 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/2/12 08:43 PM, ExtremeFudgeMaster wrote: Maybe someone can help me with a sound issue. When I export an .swf, the sound becomes a noticeably lower quality. I've tried messing around with the compression settings in the properties for each of the sounds, but it doesn't seem to help.
Go into file --> publish settings. It should open up some exporting options(the first should be swf, I think). go into the tab at the top labeled flash, then you should see something on the box about audio settings. Click on both of those, then up the bit rate option from 16kbps(which is WAAAAAY too low) to something more reasonable like 32 or 64.

screen I'm talking about should look a little like this(it varies a little per version of flash you have).

Also be sure to uncheck "convert stereo to mono" !
And yeah the higher kbps rate the better the sound quality, it also improves syncing as far as I can tell.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 23:09:09 Reply

At 6/2/12 10:32 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
Hmm, odd, it seems to work for me... maybe it has something to do with the local playback security settings in the publish settings window? Or maybe it's a dumping grounds glitch.

What's even weirder is that I did the same basic thing again, only putting the scripting on the timeline. Now it works fine on the dumping grounds.

Flash is so picky sometimes...

Well, the important thing is that we get word out about Newgrounds: the forsaken city. Speaking of which, are you going to link to it in your video, Pahgawk?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 23:47:05 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:09 PM, JerrodStorm wrote:
At 6/2/12 10:32 PM, Pahgawk wrote:
Hmm, odd, it seems to work for me... maybe it has something to do with the local playback security settings in the publish settings window? Or maybe it's a dumping grounds glitch.
What's even weirder is that I did the same basic thing again, only putting the scripting on the timeline. Now it works fine on the dumping grounds.
Flash is so picky sometimes...
Well, the important thing is that we get word out about Newgrounds: the forsaken city. Speaking of which, are you going to link to it in your video, Pahgawk?

Yep, the link's there! Actually the flash is done, but I'm just going to wait until tomorrow to post it in case there's something I need to fix that I missed in my only semi-concious late-night work period :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-02 23:52:57 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:47 PM, Pahgawk wrote: ...semi-concious late-night work period :)

On that note, here's the last six hours of my life in a nutshell:

- N A T A - Novice Round!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 00:21:29 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:52 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 6/2/12 11:47 PM, Pahgawk wrote: ...semi-concious late-night work period :)
On that note, here's the last six hours of my life in a nutshell:

Is that all you have? I would've expected much more after seeing that monster of a preview you uploaded.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 00:40:52 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:52 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 6/2/12 11:47 PM, Pahgawk wrote: ...semi-concious late-night work period :)
On that note, here's the last six hours of my life in a nutshell:

Fark. Do you name your layers?


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 01:00:37 Reply

At 6/2/12 10:25 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: actually, I just tested that method. for whatever reason, it'll work while the file's still on the hard drive, but stops working once you upload it to the dumping grounds. It's rather weird.

thats what happens to me !!!

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 01:02:36 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:52 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 6/2/12 11:47 PM, Pahgawk wrote: ...semi-concious late-night work period :)
On that note, here's the last six hours of my life in a nutshell:

Sooooo many layers @.@ copy and paste all of those frames into a graphic symb, dude @.@

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 02:16:27 Reply

At 6/2/12 11:52 PM, Emrox wrote: On that note, here's the last six hours of my life in a nutshell:

If you look to your left you will see the all famous Tween City, founded by Emrox in 2012.

Just under 5 days remain!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 03:29:36 Reply

At 6/2/12 07:35 PM, JerrodStorm wrote: You know what we should all really do? We should put all put a link to the Newgrounds: The Forsaken City Kickstarter at the ends of our videos. Tom's probably pretty worried that they won't make their goal. He's even got an advertisement for it on the top righthand corner of the website.

He'd really appreciate it, don't you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGSFfaYUssg

I wouldn't mind linking either, but in that case, can anyone give me a quick reminder on how to make a working replay button in AS3?

Oh, and almost done now, but think I'm gonna wait with uploading for a day or two to work on some CBB... exciting :)


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 05:59:00 Reply

A follow up on my previous post on here. Since I know I'm not finishing (still submitting though!) , I'm stretching my luck on how "limited" I can make my frames, with it still being appealing. Which kind of fits the style I'm using anyway? I admit I didn't work on this as much as I could have this past week or so, but all the next few weeks I'm completely free. Which means non stop animating assuming I get to the next round :)

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 08:29:04 Reply

At 6/3/12 03:29 AM, Hikarian wrote: I wouldn't mind linking either, but in that case, can anyone give me a quick reminder on how to make a working replay button in AS3?

So, draw your button, select it, hit F8 and convert it into a Button symbol. Then, select it on the stage and give it an instance name in the properties panel. Then, I usually make an empty layer (also not necessary, but helps for organization's sake), click on the keyframe to make sure no other objects are selected, and open up the actions panel (F9). Then add this code:

import flash.events.MouseEvent;
import flash.net.URLRequest;
fund_button.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, Fund);
function Fund(e:MouseEvent):void {
var movieURL:URLRequest= new URLRequest("http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/808395439/ne wgrounds-the-forsaken-city");
navigateToURL(movieURL, "_blank");
}

Of course, you would need to change fund_button to whatever you made the instance name of your button, and you could always change the URL to something else, but I put in the link to the kickstarter page.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 08:48:55 Reply

Aaaaand here's my video.

  • All Roads (NATA)
    All Roads (NATA) by Pahgawk

    At crossroads, a man gets pushed down the wrong path.

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 09:13:03 Reply

At 6/3/12 08:48 AM, Pahgawk wrote: Aaaaand here's my video.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596625

Top notch!


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 10:15:19 Reply

At 6/3/12 08:29 AM, Pahgawk wrote:
At 6/3/12 03:29 AM, Hikarian wrote: I wouldn't mind linking either, but in that case, can anyone give me a quick reminder on how to make a working replay button in AS3?
So, draw your button, select it, hit F8 and convert it into a Button symbol. Then, select it on the stage and give it an instance name in the properties panel. Then, I usually make an empty layer (also not necessary, but helps for organization's sake), click on the keyframe to make sure no other objects are selected, and open up the actions panel (F9). Then add this code:

import flash.events.MouseEvent;
import flash.net.URLRequest;
fund_button.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, Fund);
function Fund(e:MouseEvent):void {
var movieURL:URLRequest= new URLRequest("http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/808395439/ne wgrounds-the-forsaken-city");
navigateToURL(movieURL, "_blank");
}

Of course, you would need to change fund_button to whatever you made the instance name of your button, and you could always change the URL to something else, but I put in the link to the kickstarter page.

Hey, thanks for the help! ...Though, isn't this just a link button? I learned how to make such in my last entry, but what I'm looking for this time is a replay button that stops the movie in the end so that you can put links and credits there and give the viewer the option of replaying the movie. Anyways, I'll probably come up with some simple alternative.

...I'm such an Action Scripting-noob T_T


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 10:16:49 Reply

At 6/3/12 08:48 AM, Pahgawk wrote: Aaaaand here's my video.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596625

Oh, and awesome entry by the way! Can't wait to see how far you'll go :D


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 10:32:25 Reply

At 6/3/12 10:15 AM, Hikarian wrote: Hey, thanks for the help! ...Though, isn't this just a link button?

Oh wow oops, I totally skimmed your original message and misread it. I really need to start focusing more... Sorry about that. Okay so instead, all you need to do is change the part inside the function to this:

gotoAndPlay(1, "Scene 1");

...assuming the frame you want to replay from is the first frame in Scene 1.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 11:29:42 Reply

At 6/3/12 08:48 AM, Pahgawk wrote: Aaaaand here's my video.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596625

:') that was sooo heartwarming and amazing. "Do what you like the most"

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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 13:24:47 Reply

At 6/3/12 08:48 AM, Pahgawk wrote: Aaaaand here's my video.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/596625

Once again your submission is amazing.


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Response to - N A T A - Novice Round! 2012-06-03 13:48:24 Reply

Now I'm having a problem where when I export the video it completely bugs out. Once it gets to the last few scenes it begins playing extremely fast and looping until it plays so fast that it looks like it's about to explode.