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Flash Journalism by Mindy McAdams

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Lesson 10

Building Slideshows with Sound

A photo slideshow with sound can be a very simplistic Flash movie, and you may have already built one (or several) using the skills you picked up from the previous lessons in this book. A slideshow can also be a complex package with a wide range of functionality provided by movie clips and user input.

This lesson will introduce two new capabilities: Loading individual photos dynamically from outside the Flash file, and loading captions, credits, and other text information from a plain text file. The use of audio will revisit techniques explained in Lesson 8. This lesson is more than a cookbook for making slideshows, though. It brings together various techniques covered earlier and incorporates ...

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