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Old November 25th, 2003, 06:11 PM
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Hello all.

Some websites have been allowing their advertisers to build flash animations that grow over the page, perform their animation, and then shrink to a small location in the corner. Some of these animations are transparent, in that you can see the page content behind it.

For example right now at www.gamespy.com they have an ad for Honda that shows the car driving through the screen (of course when you go there it probably wont be there anymore). I have not been able to find a single reference anywhere on how to do this. Could some one please tell me where I can find out how to do this.

Thank you very much.

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you may want to look into CSS(stylesheet). There is something called Z-index that allows you to put content in front of other. If your flash movie has a transparent background or no background it should work. you would have to create the growing and shrinking effect in the flash movie I would think and use absolute positioning to place it on the page.

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Thank you for your reply.

I tried using absolute positioning and yes that works. But I still don't know how to make the flash animation have a transparent background (or no background)...which is what I assumed they were doing as well. Guess it's time to buy more books!

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In Flash Go to publish, and look at the drop down menus for the choices you have. You should have one for transparent background. Basically what it will do is add an additional line to the html code it generates for the the active x control. There it is where you set the transparent property. You can add it manually to other existing pages.


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