Need help creating dynamic content in portfolio


I’m creating a portfolio website for myself in Flash MX. My main problem is how to create the portfolio so that i could edit/add contents dynamically, with minimal flash usage. Basically all my works should be loaded somehow dynamically into flash. Something like -> or has. Are there any tutorials about dynamic content, or has anyone an idea how would it be the best to accomplish such a thing.
Thnx in advance :slight_smile:

the best…and not to hard to alter.

good luck

Thanks for the link :slight_smile:

Well i checked the tutorial and it’s good, but the problem is that i don’t want to hardcode the pics names i load. But instead i want flash to recognise how many pics are in the pic directory and then line them according to the picture number(like 1.picture.jpg) and insert(and resize) them into a button(make/duplicate accordingly as many picuters there are). It’s a little complicated but any help would be appreciated. Thnx


Well, i think you’d have to do it with Php, here’s a tutorial that would fit to you needs i think, but it seems quite complex


oh! and here’s a link where you can preview it

May’be use external actionscript to make an array that will suck the photos in from an XML doc. Now, for each image the script array reads and sends into the movie you will want a function that will generate new movie clips that will house the incoming images. And add/subtract them to gallery sections.

I would put the movie clip containing this function within a scrollPane so when the section is built it will allow for scrolling if there are a lot of image thumbs for one section.

Whew. It’s a lot of work. That’s how I would do it, and have done it to some extent, with sites for photographers and music group catalogs.

Hope it didn’t scare you. :slight_smile:


Thnx Ubik for the links. No you did’nt scare me vagabond007, yeah it’s a lot of work, but the knowledge i gain doing it, is worth it. Thnx alot :slight_smile: