Question about creating flash functions

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    Question about creating flash functions

    Hello. Although I realize it is a bit ahead of me, I was wondering how developers use c++ to create flash movies or the kind of software that creates interactive movies or e-covers

    An example of what I refer to is here:
    http://www.flashadcreator.com/demo.php

    It fascinates me how people create this. Is it based on pre-existing libraries that take images and any output can be rendered into .swf?

    Where would I go about learning this process? Even if it takes a long time to learn, I want the challenge and knowledge.

    Thanks

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    Are you wanting to learn how to create the movies and apps, or the program that creates them?

    To learn to create the moves and apps…err…way wrong place.
    Just search google for “flash tutorials”.

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    If you want to create a program that outputs flash .swf files you would need to read to get the .swf file specification from macromedia.

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    Ok, I didn't realize it was available for free

    Yeah, my program would take 2 images, paste them together (such as a side of a book cover, and the book cover) and create one image from them. Then, it outputs a flash movie that lets you rotate it to see the front/back

    That's all

    So I am using c++ to make a desktop app that spits out an eventual .swf file

    Thanks

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    There are open source flash creation projects like http://ming.sourceforge.net/ you might want to look at the source code or just use that library in your program if it fits your needs.

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    Can't get ming to work with my dev c++ compiler. Always telling me that ming.h doesn't exist :/

    So I will try to work with macromedia

    Thanks...
    Last edited by jbh; 11-19-2005 at 10:07 AM.

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    Does anybody know of any existing libraries for c++? I search google/sourceforge and everything else. Everything is either for linux, mac or incapable of working.

    I downloaded the Macromedia 300billion page sdk...I thought there was a way to have actual source code and examples to learn from?

    WHy is it so hard to find? Is c++/Win not meant to work with these libraries?

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    I would guese that the reason the .h file couldn't be found was because you didn't add the include directory in your project's options. As I'm a vc++ user I don't know exacly how to do that in devc++ but when you download a new library complete with header files and library files you need to tell your compiler where to find the header and library files by adding these directories.

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    Ah, nevermind. Figured that out.

    I just can't believe that ming can't provide an .h file that doesn't have 300 errors

    and it is hard to believe I will go a week without a simple answer to the question of where to find the actual working libraries to make flash in c++

    Is C++ just not built for it? How is the software made, then, that outputs flash graphics and what not, like at flashadcreator.com ? Delphi?

    I'm surprised there isn't anything out there to find that works. I've searched all weekend.
    Last edited by jbh; 11-21-2005 at 09:53 AM.

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