Can one hide a referenced folder?
devin_asay at byu.edu
Thu Mar 19 16:31:36 EDT 2009
On Mar 19, 2009, at 1:06 PM, Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:
> I'd appreciate it if anyone has a solution to the following: When
> sounds, and movies are referenced from Revolution and placed in a
> folder separate
> from the standalone, is there a way to hide the referenced folder so
> that the
> only thing the viewer sees is the standalone itself? Thanks.
> Stephen Goldberg
> stgoldberg at aol.com
Here's an OS X solution. If you set the defaultFolder to the folder
containing the stack, when you create a standalone all references to
relative file paths will be inside the .app bundle.
# set the default folder to the folder containing the stack
get the effective filename of me
set the itemdel to slash
set the defaultFolder to item 1 to -2 of it
# media files should now all be referenced in your scripts and
property inspectors as relative file paths; e.g., images/myimage.png;
Once your standalone is built, you need to make sure the media files
are copied into the .app bundle:
Right click on the Rev-created standalone and choose "Show Package
In the Finder window that opens, navigate to folder Contents/MacOS.
Copy your media folders and files into the MacOS folder and close the
Presto! One neat .app file with no bothersome extra folders to move
There isn't a similar trick for Windows that I know of, but most
Windows installers put the standalone into C:\Programs and make a
shortcut in the Start menu, effectively shielding the average user
from seeing the media folders.
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