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MCTE V3 3D Cube

v3  flash_8  flash_cs3  as20  as30 

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Important note: This pattern is only available for purchase within the V3 Components pack which includes MCTE, Accordion Panel, Accordion Tree Menu, Drop Down Tree Menu, Color Picker Pro, Loader Pro and XML Slide Show (All V3, both AS2 and AS3).
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The 3D Cube MCTE Pattern is designed for MC to MC transition. This is a iMac/iPhone style transition that uses customizable transition, duration and focal perspective. You can create transitions very easy using a Loader Pro V3 component and the MCTE V3 transition along with the MCTE 3D Cube, and simple change the contentPath of the Loader Pro V3 to flip the cube to a different content.

Important! In order to use all these included MCTE V3 patterns, you need to have the MCTE V3 component too, since it is the component that handles the transitions, you can purchase MCTE V3 here. Also you may want to order the Loader Pro V3 too, along with the MCTE and these patterns.


ActionScript: 2.0, 3.0
Flash IDE: Flash 8, Flash CS3
FlashPlayer: FlashPlayer 8, FlashPlayer 9

Working with Custom Patterns

The MCTE internal API allows us to further develop and sell patterns separately, all you have to do in order to use them as patterns for the MCTE instances, is to drag them inside your project library and use their name as values for the customPattern parameter of the MCTE.

As stated before, we sell patterns that are not initially included inside the MCTE. You can purchase those patterns without the MCTE, but they will be useless without it.

We also do develop patterns for direct customers, who want a special custom developed pattern for a specific transition. In order to get a custom developed pattern just send us an email.

3D Cube Pattern Description

MCTE Transition Types

This pattern is very similar to MCTEPatternFlip but uses the cube perspective instead of the slice perspective. Supports only transitionTo/transitionFrom (C), and requires 2 movieclip instances to create the transition.

  • customParam1:String - the instanceName of the "flipTo" movieclip (the instanceName of the "flipFrom" movieclip is the one that is used as _targetInstanceName, or the previous customParam1). The customParam1 will be turned invisible automatically (if was not set before to _visible=false (AS2) or visible=false (AS3)) this happens just before the onTransitionStart event. The transitionFrom does the transitionTo in reverse order.
  • customParam2:String ("true" or "false") - Optional, if "true", will refresh active targets on every frame, slowest, but very important for animated movies or videos.
  • customParam3:String ("true" or "false") - Optional, if "false", will not unhide the flipped movieclip after rotation. This movieclip is hidded during the rotation, because the 3DCube actually takes a snapshot (or multiple snapshots) of it during the rotation, but the movieclip itself is not rotated.

Quick Tip
Use the Loader Pro V3 and flip through the loaded content both external and internal movies/movieclips (images, flash movies, video). Create iPhone, iMac interface flip effect like, as shown in the demo. When working with Loader Pro V3, the 3D Cube will not take effect on the first loaded image, since it is the only one cube side, and the cube needs at least 2 sides to flip. In order to use this transition with loader, you have 2 options:
  • change the loader’s transitionType to MCTE only after you load the first content with alpha or fade transitionType.
  • use MCTE transitionType from the beginning, but do not use the 3DCube pattern for the first image, change the MCTE.patternName=”3DCube” from script after the loader loads it’s first content.

Random String value:
random : uses a random preset each time depending on the customParams that are set, if one preset requires more customParams that are already set, the random filter will avoid it.

Number values:
     1 : left to right
     2 : right to left
     3 : top to bottom
     4 : bottom to top