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Old 03-15-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Question Preparing Flash for Trade Show Display (bitmaps etc)

Hi folks

I am creating two flash movies for a company.
First one for the web, which I have no issues with.

The second movie has to be ready to be displayed onto a larger trade show monitor.

I was wondering how to best use bitmaps, how to prep them, for this large display.

Insight very welcome!

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Old 03-15-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Well what do you mean monitor?

A pc hooked up to a projector or plasma that accepts a vga or dvi in put?

Or a pc or dvd player going in through s-video or something like that?

Just remember that your content is local so file size is not that important.

But big hi res graphics or even complex or huge vector graphics can bog down the flash player, even if it's playing local at full screen.

If you need full screen graphics, with good reliable motion, you may want to go video with your project.

You could make a movie at 720 x 480 at 30fps and export it as an avi or quicktime, and play that through windows media player, or convert to dvd and author it to loop.

You could also use a program called procoder2 from canopus that will take pretty much any flash file and turn it into good video, but you can also do it straight from flash.

Give us some more info on the project.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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It is never so simple...

Ive created many flash swfs for tradeshows, but they were always totally vector based and running locally on a pc.

For my current client, I envision creating the movie and having some bitmaps as art.
But, it does require much more thought when those bitmaps can potentially fall apart drastically when blown up.

Of course, the client cant predict specifics, so I may just wind up making it all vector once again.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:10 PM   #4
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well it's not that bad, check it out.

max video size is 720 x 480 for dv at 72 dpi.

Just make sure what ever graphics that are going to be scalled up are big enuff not to degrade that much.

And just to let you know you can use png's with alpha too, I read some where that flash is optimised to work well with png's
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:36 PM   #5
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Hey travo

I appreciate the insight....
And, yes, I do use pings now about 35% of my bitmap work.
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