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Making the complete internal preloader in Flash 8, with a loading bar and mathematical preloaders – part 1 of 3

October 14th, 2008 106 Comments

In this tutorial, you will see how easy it is to create an internal preloader for your Flash site, complete with: A graphical loading bar, An animated text field showing the percentage of your Flash movie loaded so far and, A dynamic text field showing the amount of bytes loaded and total bytes. Moreover, you […]


The use of masks in preloaders

October 14th, 2008 5 Comments

There is a certain type of preloader often seen on flash sites: the one where the text showing the percentage of the movie loaded changes color as the loading bar passes over it. This is done with the use of a mask. To see what I mean, look at the flash movie below. This is […]


Basic loading bar preloader

October 13th, 2008 87 Comments

Learn to create the basic preloader with a loading bar showing how much of the movie has loaded. The advantage of a graphical preloader of this kind is that is the most intuitive for a user to see how much more she or he must wait to acces your site. Here’s a nice preview of […]