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I am searching through this database because I have problems with the visibility of movieclips throughout my fla-file with multiple frames.

Now I've read that a movieclip has no level: does this mean that a movieclip placed in the second frame of my swf-file with the action:

onClipEvent (load) {
_visible = false;
}

cannot be made visible clicking a button in the first frame using the actionscript:
on (release) {
gotoAndPlay(2);
_level1[movieclip]._visible = true // or _root[movieclip]._visible = true
}
?
How do I make that movieclip visible clicking the button in the first frame ?

Thanks for your reply,
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Question by:Fivez
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The issue is not with level (you are not loading an external movie anyway). In fact you cannot act on movieclip which is not on the stage when you try to apply it a script. That means that if the movieclip "enters" the stage on frame 2, you cannot make it visible from frame 1.
So, you have got two solutions:

1st solution

• move your movieclip's layer on frame back, so the movieclip is on the stage from frame 1. your script:

onClipEvent (load) {
_visible = false;
}

makes it not visible. when you want to make it visible:

on (release) {
                gotoAndPlay(2);
                clip_instance_name._visible = true;
}

(where the instance name is that identifier you set from Instance panel in flash 5 or properties panel in flash mx)

2nd solution

• change the button script to:

on (release) {
                gotoAndPlay(2);
                var_visible = true;
}

and the movieclip script to:

onClipEvent (load) {
                if(!this._parent.var_visible)this._visible = false;
}
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by:Fivez
ID: 9694375
onClipEvent (load) {
_visible = false;
}

makes it not visible. when you want to make it visible:

on (release) {
                gotoAndPlay(2);
                clip_instance_name._visible = true;
}

WORKS !!!!
I still don't quite understand the "why" since I go the second frame first and then ask to make the movieclip in frame2 visible, but I am very happy I have got my first-frame-to-second-frame working as it should !!

Thank you
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