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Hi there,

Being a total Flash 5 newbie I need some help...  What I want to do is this:

I would like to have 3 sets of images, and when a user clicks on a button it changes each of the images out of a set of pre-defined images, such as:

start image a - start image b - start image c

start image a will flick through at random from a set of images for 'a'.  start image b will flick through at random a set of images beloning to set 'b', etc.

You can think of this as a really simple slot machine, or something.

Can anyone show me the ropes and explain what steps need to be taken?  I don't know if there should be an image on each frame, one set of images all on the same frame (different layers), etc.. and I really need to know what action-scripting I'd need to do to start/stop the flipping of images.

Thanks for any help you can give me!

Andy
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by:aahzman
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Hi there,

No worries about answering the question.  I actually worked out how to do it all on my own - which I'm pretty proud about!  (small accomplishment on the scale on things, but it's a start!)

Incase anyone else is interested and doesn't know how to do it, this is what I did:

Created 3 symbols; a button and two movies.  The two movies had the 'stop()' action as their first frame, and from frame 2 and one I had images.  In the main sceene I attached an action to the button that sent a 'gotoandplay' to frame 2 on each of the other symbols.  Then when I hit it again I sent a stop to those symbols.

And that's it!  Easier than I though, looking back at it.

Andy
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by:zeekmama
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Simply create a movie clip containing the same number of frames as you have images to show. Place a different image and a stop(); action on each frame.

Give this movie clip an instance name, such as "slides" on the mainstage. Then all you need to add is a button with an "onRelease" action of slides.nextFrame();
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by:zeekmama
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My bad, didn't read completely. What you can do it use the example above and duplicate it 3 times, with different images in each movie clip.

Then you can use the random function to output a random number, which can be used as a frame number to goto for the different movies.
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