Exporting Flash with Skins
Is there any way to save flash objects with the export skin function. Example would be flash buttons. When I reuse the skin later all I get is a rotating bar and have to re-import each button every time.
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You can save the Flash objects, but now TW can only save the Flash area,can't save the content/file of the flash.
When you reuse the skin you need to re-import the file path for the Flash.
We will develop the function of save flash objects of the skin as soon as we can to solve this incovenint problem.
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Run that by me again. As I understand it, you make a tour then import the skin which includes the flash components. Are you reusing a branded master tour and just replacing images?
I have different property agents and I make a unique skin for each of them which is stored in the Skin List. Each time I make a new tour, I will create a new project and choose the skin required, then populate the tour as required. Creating a tour this way will not import the contents of a flash component. The method you are using seems a lot quicker than mine.
Willie, I have a separate branded skin made for each client. When I get started I just pick the skin I need and make the tour.
Then for the non-branded tour I have a pre-made skin (with flash buttons) that I use for all my clients. I change the Publish Settings>FileName (before I import the non-branded skin) so everything is already in the tour, images etc. I then locate my non-branded skin in the skin list and double click it to import. I have to redo the thumbnails but that's about it.
Hope this makes sense. Here are sample links to branded and non-branded.
http://realty360tours.com/pro_tour/201_riverplace_idx/TourWeaver_201_riverplace_idx.html Non-branded. Note the difference in the file name where I changed it before importing the skin.
My non-branded skin is a dissected EP skin.
Ah ha, I think I have found the problem. You are right Jerry, the skin does keep the flash component provided it is added directly onto the skin base and not in a popup. I can export the skin with added flash buttons and import the skin as required, but can NOT re-import the skin if the flash components are on a popup. If the flash component is added to a popup window then it appears that the path to the content is lost. Hopefully EP will address this problem in a future release. Unless someone can spot something I am doing wrong with the exporting of skins!