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BeckmanDesign
preloader shows up only after 30% loaded
on Oct 3, 2007 at 6:01:04 pm

-I'm working on my first preloader, and technically everything works as it should. There does seem to be an issue however where the preload screen doesn't show up until it's about 30% of the way through.
I've tried a few things to help it along (publish settings: export frame for classes frm:2, Linkage for preloader logo, "export in first frame" -deselected.) -no real change in performance.
I've included the size report below if anyone wants to take a look and provide suggestions.
thanks a bunch,

mike


SIZE REPORT:
PixelGrinder_main01.swf Movie Report
-------------------------------------

Frame # Frame Bytes Total Bytes Scene
------- ----------- ----------- ----------------
1 48678 48678 loader
2 22 48700 (AS 2.0 Classes Export Frame)
3 109991 158691 main

Scene Shape Bytes Text Bytes ActionScript Bytes
------------------------- ----------- ---------- ------------------
loader 35 251 278
main 0 0 0

Symbol Shape Bytes Text Bytes ActionScript Bytes
------------------------- ----------- ---------- ------------------
loaderBar 25 0 0
PIXELGRINDER.psd 0 0 0

Font Name Bytes Characters
---------------------- --------- --------------
Myriad Pro Cond 36218 %.0123456789ADGILNO

ActionScript Bytes Location
------------------ --------
278 loader:actions:1

Bitmap Compressed Compression
----------------------- ---------- -------- -----------
LOADER_GEAR copy 11655 40000 Lossless
MAIN_GEARS_bg 103052 573440 Lossless
pixelgrinder 2762 22680 JPEG Quality=80
Layer 2 copy 1997 19520 JPEG Quality=80
Layer 2 1975 19520 JPEG Quality=80


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Doccie
Re: preloader shows up only after 30% loaded
on Oct 3, 2007 at 6:11:49 pm

Your loader gears are what's the problem. Each symbol that is used on the first frame, has to be loaded first, before the preloader can do it's work.

So you have huge JPG files that have to finish loading first, before the preloader can start preloading. Hence... he starts at 30% in.

Kind regards,
Pieter


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BeckmanDesign
Re: preloader shows up only after 30% loaded
on Oct 3, 2007 at 7:10:10 pm

yes, that was my first thought, and I was able to really compress it to a very small file. It seems that what's really adding to the overall size of the preloader is a piece of dynamic text that simply shows the % loaded. It's showing up as about 20,000 bytes. -not sure if there's a way to get the total bytes down for a piece of dynamic text (only embedded numerals) that was created in Flash.


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