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Javascript animation - repeat it?

Posted on 2004-05-02
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I have some simple javascript animation:
var counter=0
var timer
var imgs = new Array()
for(var i=0;i<2;i++) {
  imgs[i]=new Image()
  imgs[i].src=(i+1)+".png"
}

function animate() {
  counter++;
      if (counter >= imgs.length) counter=0;
  document.images["anim"].src=imgs[counter].src
  timer=setTimeout("animate()",200)
}

I want to use it several times on one page calling it this way:
<BODY onLoad="animate()">
<IMG SRC="3.png" NAME="anim">

It will work fine for one instance but if I want multiples I only get one animated and all the rest are static. For each instance I am using the same img src line. I have tried actually making multiple copies of the little java function and loading and calling them seperately but that didn't work either.

Anyone have an idea how I can get multiples of this?
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Question by:SmartGirl
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COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
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They each need to have a unique name so you can loop through them:

<IMG SRC="3.png" NAME="anim0">
<IMG SRC="3.png" NAME="anim1">
<IMG SRC="3.png" NAME="anim2">

Then:

function animate() {
  counter++;
     if (counter >= imgs.length) counter=0;
     for (i=0;i<3;i++
     {
         str='anim'+i;
  document.images[str].src=imgs[counter].src
     }
  timer=setTimeout("animate()",200)
}


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by:lil_puffball
ID: 10973580
You can also have just one name and loop through them, like this:

function animate() {
  counter++;
     if (counter >= imgs.length) counter=0;
  var img=document.images["anim"];
  for(i=0;i<img.length;i++){img[i].src=imgs[counter].src;}
  timer=setTimeout("animate()",200)
}
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by:lil_puffball
ID: 10973582
hmmm...or maybe not...
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by:COBOLdinosaur
ID: 10973632
B?  Was there something wrong with that solution.  If you still needed more, all you had to do was ask. :^(

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by:SmartGirl
ID: 10973636
The code didn't compile and I had to correct it. It took a fair amount of trouble shooting to find the error. For 500 points I expect it to at least compile.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
ID: 10973685
Compile?  Javascript?  

In any case if you want code corrected, post the errors; or not ...  If you want to pay my normally hourly rate, you get a guarantee of typo free code.  But as long as you are getting it for free I reckon you should be saying thank for volunteering your time to help me; but I guess some people think the rest of the world owes them something.

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by:SmartGirl
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I gave the question the maximum points because it was urgent. I have to pay for points, they AREN'T FREE, and I expect to get my money's worth. If you don't want to put the effort into answering the question correctly don't expect to get full points.
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