I'm building a reference archive site for a documentary film
(you can see a template example at
www.seanmurphydesigns.com/endgame_page.html) and I am featuring on
the page a scroller bar in which random quotes from the film will
scroll through. If you check out the example page, you'll see the
bar directly beneath the masthead graphic, there is a static quote
sitting in it now.
I've looked up code that would enable me to randomly scroll
.swf's referenced from outside the file, but I've yet to find
anything that suggests a way to instead load random movieClip
symbols from inside the same .swf. Should I necessarily be using
the outside-referenced .swf method? I thought it might be simpler
to just use the random symbols which would already be inside the
Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help.
instead of using movieclips here, you should use a dynamic
textField, and simply assign any text to the field when ever you
you could also use a plain text document or XML to store the
quotes, then load the text into an array, use a random generator to
choose an index number, and load the new text into the field. you
could also set this up to cycle new text regularly, or scroll the
text across the field. any number of things.