PopOut Gallery FX

Published on Mar. 25th 2011
13.223 downloads

Features

Version 1.0.1.7592 - 04.11.2011 (view changelog)

- awesome expansion animation
- adjustable camera zoom
- customizable autoplay features
- HTML/CSS formatted text
- skinnable assets
- customizable tooltip

Installation instructions for:

Download the popout-gallery.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="DivPopOutGalleryFX"></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("PopOutGalleryFX.swf", "DivPopOutGalleryFX", "600", "500", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 500 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 PopOut Gallery FX using the Live Demo above and then download the popout-gallery.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/101.jpg" url = "http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank"><![CDATA[<head>Hello</head>]]></photo>

You can also add videos. Here's an example:

<video media="video/101.flv" image="video/101.jpg" skin="skins/videoSkin1.xml" backColor="0x000000" backAlpha="1" autoplay="true"></video>

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

You can use photo albums from picasa, flickr, tumblr, photobucket, deviantart or mobypicture by adding the link to the web feed of your album to the assets element in the settings.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 popout-gallery-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 PopOut Gallery FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

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

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

6. Customize your PopOut Gallery 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/popout-gallery-fx/settings.xml

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

 

Additional settings file

To embed the PopOut Gallery 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 [popout-gallery-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/popout-gallery-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 fxpopoutgallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxpopoutgallery_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the PopOut Gallery FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the PopOut Gallery 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 [popout-gallery-fx] and [/popout-gallery-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fxpopoutgallery_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxpopoutgallery_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the PopOut Gallery 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: [popout-gallery-fx wmode="window"][/popout-gallery-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxpopoutgallery_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [popout-gallery-fx width="400" height="300"][/popout-gallery-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 fxpopoutgallery_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/popout-gallery-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 popoutgalleryfx 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 PopOut Gallery 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/popoutgalleryfx/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 popoutgalleryfx 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 {popoutgalleryfx}{/popoutgalleryfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your PopOut Gallery 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/popoutgalleryfx/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: {popoutgalleryfx settings=settings2.xml}{/popoutgalleryfx} 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: {popoutgalleryfx width=400 height=300}{/popoutgalleryfx}. 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 {popoutgalleryfx} and {/popoutgalleryfx}.

 

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: {popoutgalleryfx wmode=window}{/popoutgalleryfx}.

 

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/popoutgalleryfx/ folder.

The PopOut Gallery FX component is available for Flash CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 10 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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David

Posted 5 years ago

I’m sorry I lied that wasn’t the last question. I know I’m probably the most annoying customer you’ve ever had. How do you change the text color? I changed color:#?????? in style.css from whatever it was to color:ff0000 saved it, made it live, cleared my browsers cache, but it’s still that dark grey color. I’ve also got some other questions (just so I don’t have to keep on posting here) How do I make my pre-loader centered? It firsts shows up but then it moves to the right. How do I get rid of that little grey line underneath the text? I don’t know if this is just cause my internet’s too slow or what but when I roll over and off of the buttons you can still see the previous state on top of the state that it’s supposed to be for a few seconds, then it slowly goes away. And I think this is the last question, is there and easy way to put a mouse down state to all of the buttons as well? could you please tell me what that is?

David

Posted 5 years ago

thank you for your help I got my gallery showing up right now. But I’ve got another question, how do I change the font, the color of the font, and size of the font, I went into style.css and changed font-family:Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk BE Co; to Comic Sans Ms uploaded with coreftp but it didn’t update on the my website. I even deleted style.css from the css folder to see if that would affect anything but It didn’t so obviously that’s not how you change the font. Could you please tell me how to do this?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

The modification in the CSS didn’t probably work because you have 2 situations – without seeing your webpage can’t tell for sure:
1. Your old CSS was saved in your browser’s cache and even though you have changed the CSS, your browser kept reloading the CSS from cache. Recommend you clear your cache after every CSS modification
2. By default, the Gallery comes with some embedded fonts, as you can see in the CSS. To use other fonts (which haven’t been embedded) you would first have to edit the settings.xml and make sure the line <embedFonts value=“false”> is set to false, then you can use whatever fonts. Please note, that if you want to embed the fonts you will have to follow this tutorial

David

Posted 5 years ago

Alright I feel like a total moron, I download the popout gallery again. So I’d have all the files completely default so I could just go back and change 1 thing at a time so i could figure out what was messing it up. I only changed the names of the images that images.xml was refering to. and when I upload the gallery the thumbnails are to big and they do sort of a quickened version of the popping out thing but then the image disappers. The test page that I’m using is kuhnscreations.com/s.htm

FlashXML Support

Hi,

The idea with this component is that it works like this – first think about the 3D aspect of the gallery – all the images are put in a circle, and there is a “camera” in the middle that rotates from image to image. Now, according to the number of images in the images.xml the diameter of the circle varies, and so too will the image movements and size.

For example, for your images.xml you have an expand value of “1000”, which is OK for an image circle of 36 elements, like in the demo, but which is to high for a smaller circle of 16 elements, as you have on your site.

To make it work for you, you would have to either increase the number of elements in the images.xml (just duplicate the existing images), or edit the settings.xml and use a lower value for the expand attribute in the Image section of the XML.

Carlos

Posted 5 years ago

Hola !
querĂ­a saber si es posible quitar la publicidad que aparece en la esquina superior izquierda sobre Flashxml.net
se que no seria correcto pero queria saber si esto es posible ?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You need the paid package to remove the watermark. Please read this FAQ

Dylan

Posted 5 years ago

Is it possible to change my text color? I can change the text background color, and the tooltip text color, but not the main text color.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

To change the text color you will need to edit the style.CSS file in the assets/css/ folder. There you can change the color for each type of text.

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