Hi, I’m a newbie to this forum (and to any forum), but I’m unable to resolve this preloader question.
I have a flash website for which I need to create a preloader. Each page on the website is represented with a separate, external .swf movie (about 6 in total for “home”, “about us”, “contact us”, etc.). Without a preloader, the buttons so far function (using loadMovie and target as _root), but each page that renders takes a little time and isn’t seamless. Lots of blank pauses also as the .swf movies (pages) are rendered.
I simply need a preloader to preload all 6 external .swf movies/pages before users can enter the website.
I’ve been working on this for a month now. I’ve checked out books and online sites. I’ve mostly seen preloaders used in Scene 1, followed by the main movie in Scene 2. Or, I’ve seen the loading of external .swf’s into different levels onto one main movie, so the animations play simultaneously.
There’s got to be a way to do this, because I’ve seen preloaders on other flash sites. What code are they using?
Many, many thanks for your feedback!