flashserver help

    Apr 20 2006 | 12:28 pm
    Hi, sorry for the xpost but I'm looking for some help with flashserver, it may be an obvious answer, in which case i apologise. Basically what I'd like to do is somehow include a max patch in a flash movie, I'm using flashserver at the moment and it all works fine but I'd really like to have something a bit more user friendly, basically so i can give the software to someone and they can use it easily. It's for a university project and I'd love to be able to use a flash interface to control max (it's a bit easier on the eye). Thanks Douglas Adams

    • Apr 20 2006 | 1:18 pm
      its very easy to use and well explained on docs that you can find on the web (if you google). i think the biggest issue is flash ac (action script), from max you only send/receive (if i remember well, i was doing something similar a while ago) the script, according to the sound you want to link with each flash _mov.
      in other words you got to know a bit of flash ac.
      thats all i can tell you sorry! good luck with it
    • Apr 20 2006 | 9:40 pm
      Hi Douglas,
      did I get you right that you want to stick to the Max/Flash combination, just have it a bit more user friendly? You can start programs from Flash with thomething like this:
      fscommand("exec", "max.exe");
      That way the user would start Flash and Flash would load Max or a Max Application. Or (at least on Windows) do it the other way round.
      If you want just one file with everything inside, I have no idea. You could probably include the swf inside a Max bundle / application, but then somebody would have to tell me how to launch a swf from inside Max. I did not even manage to code somthing for flashserver that launches a swf, just the projector files (.exe on Windows).
    • Apr 20 2006 | 10:30 pm
      If you've got Jitter, you can run the Flash movie and interact with it in a jit.pwindow. Check the Jitter Docs for more info. Cheers, Andrew B.
    • Apr 21 2006 | 12:02 am
      Hi Olaf, good to hear from you. Since writing that post I've got a SWF controlling a synth within Max... I LOVE this piece of software, thanks. I've jsut tried the fscommand thing you suggested but no luck, i assume the max patch needs to be in the same folder as the swf? I'll have to try again tomorrow. With regards to jitter, for some reason Jitter has never worked on my sysyem despite reinstalls and driver updates, I don't know what's going on. Thanks for both your help, I'll let you know what happens. Doug