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Summary

Together, Generator and Flash are extraordinarily powerful. The predefined Generator objects can be used to quickly build movies in Flash that would be difficult or cumbersome to build otherwise. Bear in mind that you don’t have to be running Generator server to take advantage of much of the power of Generator. If you need to be able to generate customized graphics on the fly, Generator Enterprise Edition is for you. If you’re looking just for an easy way to build tickers, charts, scrolling lists, and so on, you can put the Generator templates to work for you. Remember that you’re creating Flash movies (or GIFs, or JPEGs, or whatever you choose in the Publish Settings dialog box) every time you publish your template. You have the power—use it!

In Chapter 28, you get the chance to see how you can use a Generator/Flash/middleware approach to connect a Generator template to a database in real time to produce dynamic, on-the-fly graphics and media.

In the meantime, it’s time to step away from Generator and take a look at some of the tricks of the trade when it comes to importing artwork into Flash.

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