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2010-06-30
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Flashing hotspot

Hi All
Not striclty a TW question but does anyone know how to make a flashing hotspot with a transparent background. I know the basics and can make an swf with a flashing arrow (scene link) but it always has a white background. I tried setting the publish settings in flash to transparent but in TW it always has a white background.
Any ideas?
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2010-07-15
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It seems it very much depends on the Flash compiling software.

I also had problems with your sample images, but after running them through different software packages I found I could get a result that worked.

See/download sample here (right click save as)

I used CoffeeCup Firestarter for this sample.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Ok cheers smooth - guess its time to upgrade my flash in readiness for TW5 (Im still using flash8!)
Thanks for looking into it - at least it wasn't just me being a numbskull!
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The background is made transparent in Flash with the "wmode="transparent" but this is not required for use within Tourweaver. Although your Flash hotspot will show a background colour when played in standalone mode, once incorporated as a "Flash Movie" and then have the command added to "mimic" a hotspot via the "action" command to "Link to Scene" this background should not show in the preview or published tour.

Be sure to select the transparency options via the colour selection.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Thanks Smooth I always wondered what that box was with the red line through it :). What does the other box do to the right of it?

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Quote: Originally posted by nerjaace on June-30-2010
What does the other box do to the right of it?

That option opens the full colour pallet allowing you to enter HEX # colour numbers or RGB, HSL and add custom colours.

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2010-07-01
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For those wanting to have a play I have made a little heartbeat hotspot.

Download here (right click save as etc)

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HI Smooth

I tried your suggestion but my hotspot still has a white background.
Could this be because I am using an old version of Macromedia Flash 8?

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Quote: Originally posted by Crafty on July-09-2010
HI Smooth

I tried your suggestion but my hotspot still has a white background.
Could this be because I am using an old version of Macromedia Flash 8?

Cheers

Can you send me the graphic and also your version of the .swf you created?

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Hi Smooth
Thanks for your help mate - do you want to pm an email address I can send these to?
Cheers