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Webcam in flash tutorial

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Jul 20, 2006 | 1:03 PM EDT

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Thanks for collection tom! ^_^

Updates: (V.04)
-Trouble for flash8 users should be fixed!
-Example .fla file added!
-Bad button-links fixed
-Background added
-Spelling mistakes fixed
-Preloader fixed

A tutorial for using webcams in flash!

You don't need a webcam to look at this tutorial. But if you don't have one then the stuff in this tutorial will be pretty useless to you.

Anyway i hope enjoy the tutorial!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great tutorial but...

In flash 8 you must make the video object a video(action script controlled) not Embeded Video

Great tutorial but how do you mirror the result?

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Rohedin responds:

AHA! That's what the problem is for all the flash8 users. Thanks for that!Infact I'll edit the tutorial right away!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I need help with this.

When I try to makean embedded video, it asks me to import something. What am I supposed to do? BTW Im using 8 pro.

Rohedin responds:

Um... well asumming you followed the instructions carefully, then nothing should go wrong. Personally im using flash mx so i only really know what do to in MX.
{think, rohedin, think}
Make sure you use insert video insstead of import videa (are they the same thing) is all i can think of. Meh.. PM me and i'll have a think.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

It is good

Im using Flash 8.0 Professional and, it does not work with me... First i didnt know where to find instace name (it took me about 20 mins), then i found it, when i test the movie, there is only blank, nothing else

Rohedin responds:

Make sure the code is on the frame that the embedded video is on. Make sure that the embedded video is actually an embedded video not a MC or something. Make sure the insatnce name is correct. The instance name in the tutorial is dynamic text so you can copy and paste it. If that still doesn't work PM me.


Rated 2 / 5 stars


It doesn't work for me...
i'm using Flash 8 Pro, by the way.

Rohedin responds:

Hmm, check you have the instance name for the embedded video correct. If it still doesn't work PM me.


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

this is really not usefull at all.

Look man, I know you meant well, but this doesn't really help people with making webcam games. It doesn't even mention motion detection, it doesn't give any information other than how to make the video appear. I give you credit for at least explaining what you did tell moderately well though. I know I sound harsh, but I tell it like it is.

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Rohedin responds:

The reason i didn't say how to include motion detection is simple: I don't know >_< But i did provide a link to a macromedia livedocs topic on it that has info on motion detection and all that. But I am learning motion detection and am working on Webcam in flash tutorial 2 which will include motion detection.