how come my movie clip wont pop up in my flash movie

Posted on 2008-06-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hello. So i have a hotspot with this actionscript:

      rbnAD._visible = true;

which is suppose to enable my movieclip (rbnAD) to become visible, and i had it working, but now it wont. Is my code right?
Question by:Observer11
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crooksy88 earned 125 total points
ID: 21807606
Have you moved the movieclip rbnAD into another movieclip?

If rbnAD is on the root timeline use:

or if it nested within another movie clip try

Alternatively you can use:

(but set the alpha of rbnAD to 0 before publishing the movie.

Author Comment

ID: 21807851
oops, sorry, let me clarify a bit :P

 Hello. So i have a hotspot with this actionscript:

      rbnAD._visible = true;

which is suppose to make my movieclip's visibility true upon click (release)
When i click the hotspot.. nothing happens..

is this the same question i just asked and im not understanding you? :P or does this make the solution different?

Author Comment

ID: 21807927
here is the url witih my example:

if you click on "Robins Restaurant" at the top you will see that it zooms into the area where the #71 hotspot is. When i click it, the "rbnAD" is suppose to pop up.

That hotspot over the "71" has the following code:

      rbnAD._visible = true;
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Expert Comment

ID: 21810584
Yes it's the same question and I would imagine (but can't say for sure without seeing the .fla file) that it is this type of solution you need.

or if it nested within another movie clip try

On the timeline, select the movieclip named rbnAD and add this code to it.

onClipEvent (load) {

This will output the path to the rbnAD movieclip which you can use to target your visibility command.

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Expert Comment

ID: 21854961
Upload the file, and I'll take a look for you :)

| Samuel

Author Comment

ID: 21860306
cool thank you! however it doesnt let me upload fla files.
so im giving you an ftp:

(host directory =  /www/)
user: welcomem
pass: room123inn

file is called "test.fla"

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