5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2007 4:55 AM by Outside5 Ltd

    Controlling loaded movie clip

    Outside5 Ltd Level 1
      Hi all,

      I have a movie that loads other movies into it, one of which is effectively a page footer. As some of my movies are different heights (all pages conform to one of 2 heights), I want the footer to animate it's y position to sit at the bottom of the content.

      I am currently loading the footer into _level0, the content into _level1 and the navigation into _level100.

      One of the pages (loaded into _level1) requiring the footer to change positon has the following AS on the first frame:

      _global.isTall = true; // (For pages where the footer should be at the normal height, this is false)
      trace("This "+_global.isTall);
      if(_global.isTall = true and _global.wasTall == false){
      _level0.gotoAndPlay("TallPage"); // (The animation for the footer to its new position)
      _level101.gotoAndPlay("out");
      }

      The button (at _level100) relating to this page has the following AS attached:

      on(release){
      _global.wasTall = _global.isTall;
      trace("Last "+_global.wasTall);
      loadMovie("cars.swf", 1);
      }

      This works as expected once, but if I press the button twice, while already on the page, the trace tells me that _global.wasTall is false, when previously on the same page it traced true.

      Am going about this in a completely backwards way?

      TIA,
      Paul
        • 1. Re: Controlling loaded movie clip
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          copy and paste your code. the code you showed has more problems than you're describing.
          • 2. Controlling loaded movie clip
            Outside5 Ltd Level 1
            Hi kglad,

            Code pasted below. I amusing Flash 8, but haven't done any Flash scripting for a while.

            Thanks,
            Paul


            Default.fla - frame 1:

            loadMovie("navigation.swf", 100);
            loadMovie("sub navigation.swf", 101);
            loadMovie("index.swf", 1);
            stop();

            Default.fla - frame 2 (label "TallPage") to frame 15
            animation of footer moving down with stop action on frame 15

            Default.fla - frame 16 (label "ShortPage") to frame 30
            animation of footer moving back up with stop action on frame 30

            -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Index.fla (Not a tall page) - frame 1:

            _global.isTall = false;
            trace("This "+_global.isTall);
            if(_global.wasTall == true and _global.isTall == false){
            _level0.gotoAndPlay("ShortPage");
            _level101.gotoAndPlay("in");
            }

            -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Navigation.fla - attached to cars button (cars is a larger page)

            on(rollOver) {
            cursorIsOver = true;
            play();
            }

            on(rollOut) {
            cursorIsOver = false;
            play();
            }

            on(release){
            _global.wasTall = _global.isTall;
            trace("Last "+_global.wasTall);
            loadMovie("cars.swf", 1);
            }

            -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Cars.fla (a tall page) - frame 1:

            _global.isTall = true;
            trace("This "+_global.isTall);
            if(_global.isTall = true and _global.wasTall == false){
            _level0.gotoAndPlay("TallPage");
            _level101.gotoAndPlay("out");
            }
            • 3. Re: Controlling loaded movie clip
              Outside5 Ltd Level 1
              Aha!

              I have fixed my problem by replacing the = with ==, but if you can suggest a way to improve / streamline this, then please hook me up.

              Thanks,
              Paul
              • 4. Re: Controlling loaded movie clip
                kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                if it works, i wouldn't change it.
                • 5. Re: Controlling loaded movie clip
                  Outside5 Ltd Level 1
                  Thanks kglad