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MCTE V3 Switch

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 Switch MCTE Pattern is designed for MC to MC transition. This is a iMac/iPhone style transition that distortions and tweening transitions to create the switch effect transition. You can create transitions very easy using a Loader Pro V3 component and the MCTE V3 transition along with the MCTE Switch, and simple change the contentPath of the Loader Pro V3 to switch the original photo or your dynamic MC.

Important! In order to use this MCTE V3 pattern, you need to have the MCTE V3 component too, since it is the component that handles the transitions. You need at least the 3.1.0 version of MCTE V3, you can purchase MCTE V3 here. If the MCTE that you already have is not running with this pattern you need to redownload it from - my account - my downloads area. Also you may want to order the Loader Pro V3 too, along with the MCTE and this pattern.


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.

Switch Pattern Description

MCTE Transition Types

This pattern is very similar to Swap, Flip and 3DCube Patterns in the way it functions. Supports only transitionTo/transitionFrom (C), and requires 2 movieclip instances to create the transition.

  • customParam1:String - the instanceName of the "switchTo" MovieClip (the instanceName of the "switchFrom" 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/visible=false) this happens just before the onTransitionStart event. The transitionFrom does the transitionTo in reverse order.
  • customParam2:String (numerical value) - The second clip scale. Starts at "100".
  • customParam3:String (numerical value) - Angle of rotation.
  • customParam4:String (numerical value) - The distance between the first and the second MovieClip when the transition is at the half distance.

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 switch effect like, as shown in the demo.

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