3D Wall FX

Published on Apr. 9th 2010
24.454 downloads
You need to have Adobe Flash Player installed in order to view the component. You can download it from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Features

Version 1.0.8.8053 - 24.01.2012 (view changelog)

- an engaging new 3D Wall with lots of properties to customize
- multiple types of wall: inside & outside curvature, flat
- customizable number of columns and lines, items spacing, radius, speed
- perspective and camera distance from wall variables
- customizable movement and tweening functions
- blur and glow effects for the images
- wall reflection
- skinnable scroll bar
- different appearance of images upon loading
- multiple properties for the tooltip
- optionally you can go to an URL on clicking an image instead of enlarging it

Installation instructions for:

Download the 3d-wall.zip package, extract it and copy all the resulted files and folders in the same location as the web page in which you want the product to be displayed. As an alternative, you can copy all the resulted files and folders in a different folder.

From the downloaded package, the SWF file represents the actual product while the other files (XMLs, images) are the assets that the SWF file uses. A short explanation how SWFs and XMLs interacts can be found here.

Open the HTML file with a text editor (like Notepad or TextEdit) and add the following code where you want the product to be displayed:

<div id="Div3DWallFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "";
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("3DWallFX.swf", "Div3DWallFX", "600", "300", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 300 from the swfobject.embedSWF() function above with your own width and height that you specified in the settings.xml file through componentWidth and componentHeight elements. Also, don't forget to update the paths as specified in this FAQ article if you copied the product's files in a different folder.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the 3D Wall FX using the Live Demo above and then download the 3d-wall.zip package with the changes you've made or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own images, edit the images.xml file with a text editor and define in each row the image path, the url to go to when clicking the image, the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window) and the text between CDATA tags. Here's an example:

<photo image = "images/01.jpg" url = "http://www.flashxml.net" target = "_blank"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head>]]></photo>

You can have as many images as you like. To add a new image, add a new row in the XML file.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

If you want to get rid of the flashxml.net label from the top-left corner visible in the free version you have to purchase the product and use the paid version instead.

YYou can see an example on how to add a product in your Wordpress article/page here and how to add it in your theme or as a widget here.

Make sure your Wordpress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

1. There are two files to download:

    a. WordPress Plugin that you have to install and activate

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called 3d-wall-fx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, go to 3D Wall FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [3d-wall-fx][/3d-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page

5. If you want to make the 3D Wall FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fx3dwall_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your 3D Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/3d-wall-fx/settings.xml

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/3d-wall-fx/images and update the wp-content/flashxml/3d-wall-fx/images.xml file accordingly

 

Additional settings file

To embed the 3D Wall FX more than once, you will need another settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [3d-wall-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/3d-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the first argument of the fx3dwall_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fx3dwall_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the 3D Wall FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the 3D Wall FX from Available Widgets to the widget area you want. You can specify a different settings.xml file and an alternative content for users without Adobe Flash Player from the widget's settings.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [3d-wall-fx] and [/3d-wall-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fx3dwall_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fx3dwall_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the 3D Wall FX in the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard. For widgets, this can be done from the widget's settings. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific place, it can be done like this: [3d-wall-fx wmode="window"][/3d-wall-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fx3dwall_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [3d-wall-fx width="400" height="300"][/3d-wall-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the fx3dwall_echo_embed_code() function call. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you'll do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/3d-wall-fx/ folder.

1. Download the free package. You need to host all the included files from the package on your own domain because Facebook doesn't allow file hosting.

2. Log in to your Facebook account.

3. Search for the Static HTML: iframe tabs application and select it.

4. Click on Add Static HTML to a page button and you'll be prompted for the page where you want the app to be added.

5. Once added you'll see on the left side menu of your page a new tab with a star icon called Welcome. Click on it to edit it.

6. Add the following HTML embedding code in the text field:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
params.allowFullScreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/ProductName.swf", "DivFlashComponent", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<div id="DivFlashComponent"></div>

Don't forget to use your own URL for the product's location, name, width and height.

7. Click preview to see how it looks or save changes. The product is now added to the Welcome tab of your page.

8. Optional: To change the tab's name, called by default Welcome, edit your page, go to the Apps tab and click Edit Settings option next to the Static HTML: iframe tabs application to enter the name you want.

9. Optional: To make the tab your default landing tab (first thing your visitors see on your page) edit your page and go to the Manage Permissions tab and change the Default Landing Tab. Note that this option doesn't work with the new Timeline for pages.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the location where you hosted all the files from the free package.

The module is used for adding the product in one or more pages in a given position (e.g. top, bottom, sidebar) while the plugin is used for adding the product inside a specific article.

You can see an example on how to install a module in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a module in your Joomla 1.6 website here and how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.6 website here.

Make sure your Joomla version is at least 1.5 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

Joomla Module Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Module (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called 3dwallfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Customize your 3D Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/3dwallfx/settings.xml

Note that the Joomla Module can only be used once in your website.

 

Joomla Plugin Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Plugin (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called 3dwallfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different from the one above, update the Path from plugin's parameters accordingly

4. Add {3dwallfx}{/3dwallfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your 3D Wall FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/3dwallfx/settings.xml

6. The default name for the settings file is settings.xml, but if you want to use another file (for example settings2.xml), specify the name like this: {3dwallfx settings=settings2.xml}{/3dwallfx} where you want the component to show up in your article

7. In some cases the width and height will not be read from the settings.xml file but you can specify them like this: {3dwallfx width=400 height=300}{/3dwallfx}. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between {3dwallfx} and {/3dwallfx}.

 

Changing WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the module/plugin's parameters. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific article, it can be done like this: {3dwallfx wmode=window}{/3dwallfx}.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label
To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package.
Once you will do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the flashxml/3dwallfx/ folder.

The 3D Wall FX component is available for Flash CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 9 or later. To use this product in Flash you need the MXP file that is available only in the paid package.

You can see an example of how to install a component in Flash Professional here.

In this video you will see:
- how to create an instance of the component on the stage: from the Components panel (Ctrl+F7) drag & drop the component on the stage
- how to give a name to an instance for further use in ActionScript: click on the component instance on the stage and from the Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) enter a name in the text input
- how to access the properties of the component (read or modify) during different moments of your Flash application

Any property of the component could be accessed that way. The names of the properties are identical with the ones from the settings.xml file. The properties of the component can be any of these three types: Number, String, Boolean. We assume it’s intuitive of which type each property is.

Warning! Setting the parameters of the component in the Component Inspector window (Shift+F7) and in the same time having a settings.xml file populated with different values for each property, the properties from the settings.xml file will have priority (meaning that a parameter set in the Component Inspector will be ignored if that parameter is also defined in the XML file).

For now, this component does not dispatch events, but stay tuned for an update.

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Comments

Rhonda

Posted 9 years ago

help. I downloaded the 2 files – I created the flashxml and inside of that i created the other folder. I unzipped the free one and ftp’d that up. I went in and turned on the module but no images are showing.
thanks.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I checked your website and it seems that you didn’t copied the content of the free package in the specified location. Send to support[at]flashxml.net the login details to your joomla administrator and to your FTP so we can help you.

Joe Harkins

Posted 9 years ago

I have followed the steps for WordPress as far as installation step #4 on the page at http://ukrainiandemocracy.com/marks-pix-of-kiev-ukraine/.

In other words, using the default images to test the installation before uploading my own.

But nothing appears. What am I not doing, please?

FlashXML Support

Hello,

We checked your website and everything was working. The pictures loaded a bit slow, but we believe that this might be a problem for your host, as the connection to it seems a bit slow.

We’ve sent you an e-mail with a screenshot of the component working on your website, as proof.
Try to empty your browser’s cache and waiting more for the pictures to show up.

Mara

Posted 9 years ago

Hai

I tried to install the 3D wall gallery on a Joomla based website

but so far i also only got a loading symbol which never finishes but doesn’t seem to load any pictures
I wonder where i went wrong ? i followed to instructions very closely.

I have it now as a module visible in user2, but also tried it whit the {wallfx }images{/wallfx} trough article welkom

I really like the look and feel of this gallery and it would be great if i got it too work … am i missing something ?

kind regards,

Mara

FlashXML Support

Hi,

To use your own images you have to copy them to the images folder from the same folder as the swf and update the images.xml file accordingly. Right now you’re missing some images and this is the reason it’s not working.

Andy

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I installed 3D Wall FX yesterday and it almost worked perfectly straightaway. However, I recognized an issue in respect to the design. In my 3D Wall, I wanna show 12 different pictures and each picture should only show up one time in the slilder. So, I uploaded these 12 pictures and added them in the images.xml, and I restricted the columns in the settings.xml to 12. That works fine with the Internet Explorer. But in Firefox, the 3D Wall has approximately 20 columns and there are some images that show up three times on the very left side and the very right side of the wall. Is there any possibilty to avoid the repetition of these images in Firefox?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards
Andy

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Clear the cache of your browsers and try again. I see the same thing in both IE and Firefox.

Denis

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I’m trying to use the lighbox functionality but I can’t maage it to get to work.
The images are just not loading and the loader bar does not stop.

in the <head> section of the htm I embedded this lines:

<link rel=“stylesheet” href=“css/lightbox.css” type=“text/css” media=“screen” /> <script src=“js/prototype.js” type=“text/javascript”></script> <script src=“js/scriptaculous.js?load=effects” type=“text/javascript”></script> <script src=“js/lightbox++.js” type=“text/javascript”></script> <script type=“text/javascript” src=“swfobject.js”></script> <script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; var params = {}; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; params.allowscriptaccess = “samedomain”; var attributes = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“3dwall.swf”, “WallDiv”, “100%”, “800”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params, attributes); </script>

and the images.xml looks like this:

<image url = “javascript:LightboxDelegate(‘images/Theater03.jpg’,‘First Image’)” bigimage=“images/Theater03.jpg” link = “http://web18.sysproserver.de/EJ/flashxml/wallfxHtml/images/Theater03.jpg” lightboxinfo=“In Paris” target=”_blank”><![CDATA[Anklicken zum Vergroessern]]></image>

So what am I doing wrong here?

Regards
Denis

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I checked your website and it seems the lightbox works ok. Let us know if you’re still having issues with it.

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