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Windows is a demo of an undocumented feature in Director 7.02 -
irregular shape windows (movie in a window).
demo imports an external 1-bit GIF image and use it as the outline
of the window; you can make your own images for different window
shapes. You do not need Director for this demo.
is the Readme (included in the download):
MIAW - version 1.0
Funky.exe (Mac - Funky Window) the projector loads Miaw.dxr the
window. The window shape is determined by a 1-bit GIF image (approximately
512x512 pixels) named "mask.gif" inside the "masks"
folder. You can rename other sample images to "mask.gif"
or make your own 1-bit bitmaps.
Drag the window slowly to move it around. Known issues: flickering
and mis-registration will occur if the window is dragged too fast.
Control-click on the window loads the different window types documented
in D7 Help.
Press Esc or Alt-F4 (Cmd-Q for Mac) to quit.
How does it work?
with a 1-bit cast member named "mask" in the main movie,
and a MIAW named "miaw.dir", the following code will open
(from projector only) the MIAW with the shape of the mask image:
win = window
win.windowType = member "mask"
in mind that this is an undocumented feature; therefore, it is not
supported by Macromedia and may not work in future releases.
Projector (95/98/NT4) - Funky.zip (930K)
Projector (PowerPC): Funky.sit (1MB)
Source file: FunkySource.zip (30K)
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