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Moving filmstrip in Flash MX2004

Posted on 2007-11-29
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I probably should have added this to another question, but hopefully the new sample file I posted will be easier to work with :  http://www.designamania.com/Ex-Ex/filmStrip1.fla

What I want to achieve is this:
- All 6 pictures move from left to right.
- As the far right picture ("pic6") moves offscreen to the right, it reappears on the left
- when pic6 has moved 20 px to the right, the rightmost 20px of pic6 is now visible on the left
- when pic6 has moved 40 px to the right, the rightmost 40px of pic6 is now visible on the left
      etc., etc.  
I'm just looking for something really slick that enables me to easily add other features like making the strip change directions, or slow down or speed up with mouse over, etc.

Thanks!
John

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Hi sibgig,

That looks like it ought be just the thing. I'll try it as soon as I get home tonight.

Thanks,
John
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This is definitely the thing I was looking for. Thanks. Having fooled with it a little bit, I'm realizing that what I really need is to have the motion stop whenever the mouse is directly over the movie clip.
 I want to do that because I want the user to be able to click on any one of the pictures (each of which is a button two levels down from the main timeline), and trigger an action. That's for another question.

But for now, how do I modify the code to make it stop whenever the mouse is directly over the movie clip?  If you can't tell me how to do that, let me know, and I'll just award the points now.
Below is the code as I have customized it from the tutorial.

Thanks!

John

onClipEvent (load)
{
   xcenter=360;
   speed=1/60;
}
onClipEvent (enterFrame)
{
   var distance=_root._xmouse-xcenter;
   _x+=(distance*speed);
   if (_x > 0) _x=-720;
   if (_x < -720) _x=0;
}

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interesting....

not sure off the top of my head on exactly how to do that.

i think we would need to incur 'condition' statement with a 'hitTest' in there to get it to stop, but i'm just thinking out loud. i'd have to play around and try.

you can leave this question open or close it doesn't really matter to me. however, i feel you may get a faster response if you were to ask a new question. either way, when i have time, i'm going to try and solve it, but i won't have that kind of time to dedicate to it till later on this weekend.
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by:gabrielPennyback
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Hi siibgig,
I posted the new question here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Web_Graphics/Macromedia_Flash/Q_23024293.html
Please have a look.
Thanks,
John
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