1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2006 5:40 PM by Juankpro

# Contoling motion with the mouse

Hi I am trying to get the mouse movement to control the motion of a film strip on my screen. I have a series of thumbnail pictures that I have placed side by side as film strip. I have converted the film strip to a movie clip. The functionality that I want to achieve is that the movie clip moves to the right when the mouse moves to the left and moves to the left when the mouse moves to the right. I have found out that I can use _xmouse to control the position of the movie clip, but how can I determine if the mouse is moving to the left or right.

I also want a slower motion when the mouse I closer to the centre of the stage, and a faster motion when the mouse is far to the right or far to the left.

If it should be perfect the motion should ease at the end of the motion.

A lot of needs, but if you have some code hint of any of these requests I would be very pleased.

Regards TIRislaa
(New to action script)
• ###### 1. Re: Contoling motion with the mouse
Well suppose you flash screen y 500 pixels width, then the middle would be 250. Then you can compare the current _xmouse with the center of your screen:

var dist = 250 - _root._xmouse;

The dist is the distance between the xmouse and the center of the screen this distance will be positive when the mouse is right from the center and negative if it is left from it. This way you know the side. Besides this distance will give you how far from the center the mouse is. You can use this value to move the movie clip one way or another. This value might be too high making the clipo move to fast. To control this you can multiply the dist value by a percentage and use it to scroll the strip:

var incx = distance * 0.2;
filmStrip._x += incx;

This way everything will work. Now this brings a whole new problem. What to do when the strip gets to either end? That is another new and interesting problem.