Thursday, December 30, 2010

Animator Vs. Animation - Alan Becker

When we were working on the December issue of Kadzilla's Lounge, Shobhit sent me some flash (.SWF) files, embedded in Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel). We published one of those embedded .SWF files as our Lateral Thinking puzzle for that issue. It was quite a toughie apparently. We got only one answer on that post... not one CORRECT answer... just ONE ANSWER! Coincidentally, it happened to be correct too!

Anyways, I found the original .SWF file that was embedded in another one of those MS-Office files he sent me. This one is quite entertaining actually! Every time I play it, it leaves me watching the screen with so much concentration and absorption that I don't even realize my mouth is hanging wide open! Here's the flash animation... you can watch it for yourself.

Oh by the way, if you ever wish to embed a flash (.SWF) file in a blogger post, you can use this code:

<object height="H" width="W"> <param value="SOURCE SWF URL" name="movie"> <embed src="SOURCE SWF URL" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="H" width="W"></embed> </object>

One important thing: When I embedded the flash file in that Lateral Puzzle post last month, we later discovered it wouldn't show up in the published post, even though it was working fine in the post preview of blogger. After much research on Google, I discovered that the file I was embedding was actually hosted on Google sites, and apparently, blogger no longer supports files hosted on Google sites. So I eventually downloaded that flash file to my own computer first, and then uploaded it on the third-party hosting I use for my files. It started working after that.

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Rajlakshmi said...

thats for the code... that may come handy anytime :)

Kaddu said...

Hey you're welcome yaar! Have a great new year! :D

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Was this the puzzle about the men trying to cross river/bridge? The one which frustrated my then flatmate enough to compel him to send in a rather 'colourful' comment?

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

It was the puzzle that you answered. And then you won the featured post of the next month. Remember?

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