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"Kritzer Van Zant, Miriam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 May 1998 08:36:43 -0500
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Dear Eugene and Sci-arters:

Still catching up on e-mail after being away.  Do you still need help with
this problem?  When I made my movie I also needed return-to previous-
screen buttons and on Macromedia's advice, did it with mini-movies in
Director.  With appropriate commands, when the mini-movies end, they
automatically return to the jumping off point in the main movie, but slow
things down, especially if viewers start jumping around in the main movie
and multiple choices are involved.  Ultimately I ended up making separate
copies of the return-to screens, each with a complete set of fully
functioning buttons, created a return-to-previous-screen button leading
from each choice and dumped the mini-movies, and kept everything in one
main movie.  That stopped the ghosting from previous screens.  If this is
for impatient viewers, it's better to stay in one movie.  By the way, you
should be able to get a free upgrade to Director 6.5 from Macromedia,
either by CD or by download.  I recommend doing this as there are fewer
bugs in 6.5, especially when you want to make your projector.

                                         Sincerely, Miriam

At 10:10 AM 7/25/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Fellow Macromedia Director Gurus,
>I am working in Dirctor 6.0 and am having difficulty creating a script.
>I would like for the playback head to return to the previos marker last
>visited in my movie.  Not to go back to the marker just to the left of
>the current frame but to return to the location the viewer just
>vistited.  I would like it to go foreward or backward, skipping over
>other markers.  An example would be the viewer is studying  a portion
>of anatomy of the anterior view of an insect, then chooses to see the
>lateral view of the same structure.  If these images are in very
>different locations, how can I get the playback head to return to the
>anterior view of the structure without haveing to name the actual
>marker that I want it to return to?  I am trying to make the behavior,
>'Go to previous marker work' but to no avail.
>Any advice would be appreciated.
>Gene Wright
>Assistant Professor
>University of Georgia
>Scientific Illustration
>706-542-1659 (w)
>706-549-3518 (h)
>706-549-2191 (fx)