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    I need some help desperately!

    I have an issue with this webpage I'm working on for a client.
    Under the models / fashion / Andrea gallery (I've been working on this because once when this issue is solved the rest will pan out correctly) I have a movie clip (contentMain) with buttons I need to go to polaroids_MC and play and stop a frame within that.

    Because of the mask over the scrolling content, I can't include it into the same movie clip which would have made it way easier.

    I'm a a loss on how to set it up. I have included the FLA file in hopes on shedding light on this issue I've been having.

    Since it's kinda big, I have it uploaded from my own webspace:
    http://www.edgey-berzerker.com/anitanorrismm.fla

    I'm using Flash CS3 but with Actionscript 2.0

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    First, a better thread title is required in the forum, but otherwise welcome

    I'm downloading this massive file, and I'll get back to you soon. I think I understand, but in case you get this before I post back could you give a little more explanation so I know where I'm looking and what for exactly?
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    Ah sorry about that!
    I'm terrible at explaining things but here goes

    In the main gallery under frame 4 there is a movie clip with the instance name of 'gallery' (it's the part with the Fashion | Commercial section)

    In Frame 3 of the gallery it should have someone called Andrea Pearl come up.

    There's a movie clip with thumbnails called "contentMain" and beside it in the larger image is a movie called "polaroids_MC" which contains different frames and different images

    I'm trying to make "contentMain"s thumbnails change the frames to "polaroids_MC"

    I could try to combine the two movies into one HOWEVER the fact that there is a mask over "contentMain" makes that hard to do.

    I hope that helps out a bit on what I need help on. I wracked my brain on how to fix that.

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    So open up the "contentMain" and put this code on each of the thumbnail buttons

    Code:
    on (release) {
    	_parent.polaroids_MC.gotoAndStop("pol2");
    }
    You will of course have to change the frame number or name accordingly, but basically what it does is say look in the parent movieClip (gallery) and find polaroids_MC, then gotoAndStop(#).

    Well that was a large file. I might also suggest an improvement while I'm able to peek around.

    Embedding this many images directly into the file makes it huge, and means your visitors will have to load a large quantity of data prior to any viewing. If you load portions of the data as needed (load images when called for example) you can reduce the filesize greatly.
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    Thanks that really helped!
    I'm really starting to learn flash better and any little tip would be greatly appreciated.


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