5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 5:41 AM by kglad

    How can I associate unique information/ variables with different instances of attachMovie when creat


      I'm creating an interactive animation of an experiment, whereby the user has to detect if there is an oil well lying beneath the surface by selecting and drilling a series of coordination points on a map.


      I've done the first stage by setting up a background image containing a grid of 20 x 20 coordinate points, eg columns 1 - 20 and rows A - T. Over the top of this, I've created a dynamic array of clickable objects (open circles) and the centre of each one is  placed over a coordinate point, so when you mouseover a coordinate point, eg C3,  an open circle becomes visible and when you rollout, it becomes invisible again.


      However, I'm stuck on the next stage. I need to be able to assign unique variables to one or more clickable objects (open circles). Is it possible to do that? For example:


      a)give grid point coordinates to each object (open circle), so for example if someone rolls over the C3 coordinate, the open circle (object) associated with that coordinate, a message will display: "Click on the grid point to drill at C3"


      b)assign a variable to one or more objects, so that when an open circle is clicked, the animation associated with that coordination point will be triggered. There will be different animations, depending upon which object (point is clicked)


      There are other variables that will need to be setup, but if I know how to assign variables to one or more objects, I can probably figure out the rest.


      Here's a copy of my code so far:-


      //set up grid for solid array

      spacing = 5.75;

      cols = 20; // number of columns in grid

      rows = 20; // number of rows in grid

      leftMargin = 154;

      topMargin = 169;

      depth = 100; // starting point for depth



      for (i=1; i<=rows; i++) {                                                                                                        

      for (j=1; j<=cols; j++) {                                                                                                         

      current = attachMovie("openCircle_mc", "openCircle_mc"+i+"_"+j, depth++);

      current._x = leftMargin + ((i-1) * (spacing + current._width));

      current._y = topMargin + ((j-1) * (spacing + current._height));



      //open circle initially invisible, visible on rollOver

      current._alpha = 0;

      current.onRollOver = function() {

                 this._alpha = 100;




      current.onRollOut = function() {

                 this._alpha = 0;







      Below is the background and a rolled over instance of the 'openCircle' object at 'C3'.


      Screen shot 2013-06-10 at 16.20.07.png


      I'd very much appreciate some help. Thanks very much.