Hi, I'm V new to coding and need a little guidance. I don't
want the code written for me just an outline of what I need to do
for the following:
I want to have a point on the stage where stars will emit
from. The stars will have a bit of a wiggle!! and fade out after a
set distance. Almost like a sparkler.
I think I need to create a mc of the star with an instance
name then use attachmovie to place it on the screen at a set point
from the library. I think I then need to create an onEnterFrame
function which uses Math.round to create a point for the star to
If the star mc had a wiggly motion path and a tweened alpha
then in my head this would cause the star to fly to the random
point wiggling as it goes and fade out.
Then I need to repeatedly call this function. If I then place
multiple instances of this mc on the stage, each instance should
move in random directions.
So anyone who wants to give a brief outline for me to play
with is a star!!
It seems you pretty much now what to do, I guess I would have
the same apporach as you do with this task:
- create the star MC (just a simple image basicaly, one frame
- set linkage name for the star MC and check the export flag
- create a function that:
-- uses attachMovieclip to position an instance of the star
on the predefined emitting-point
-- creates random target coords where the star should fly to
-- creates 3 new Tween Instances that move the star to the X
and Y Position and increases the size of the star
- create a function that randomly calls the first function to
create new stars
ok, here is a quick and dirty solution to your question, but
it does not do any garbage collection, so you might add a Listener
to one of the Tweens that removes the attached MC once it is faded
Plus there must be a way to modify multiple properties of the
mc in only one tween instead of creating 5 Tweens for each star. As
I said, only a quick hack.
Oh, of course for the code to work it requires an mc with the
linkage id "star_mc"