converting script to as3

Posted on 2008-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-11

I am trying to convert Kirupa's snow script ( from AS2 to AS3.

I am getting no errors but also no snow. The fla is attached (with .jpg extension), I am sure it is a basic mistake, I just cannot find it.
Question by:Hulfy
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ID: 22812605
ok a couple of things that need to change. (i used the version directly from kirupa not  yours)

1. i changed the variables width and height to w and h respectively - lets not use reserved words as variable names.
2. i just changed the function syntax to what I like
instead of init = function i use function init();
3. attachMovie doesn't exist anymore you need to add the object to your displayList
t = new snow(); instead of attachMovie.
4. you need to change all the variables with underscores to no more underscores i.e. _x is now x; _alpha is now alpha.
5. you need to use an event listener for enterframe now, its no longer working in AS3.
t.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, mover);
6, in the mover function target the snow object NOT THE main timeline.
and that's it - we got snow.

have a go and if you're stuck i'll upload the file.

Author Comment

ID: 22819930
Thanks for your help.

I thought I did everything you said. I am getting no errors but no snow.  Can you upload the fla ?



     function init () {

    w= 300;

    // pixels

    h = 200;

    // pixels

    max_snowsize = 10;

    // pixels

    snowflakes = 50;

    // quantity

    for (i=0; i<snowflakes; i++) {


    t = new snow();

    t.alpha = 20+Math.random()*60;

    t.x = -(w/2)+Math.random()*(1.5*width);

    t.y = -(h/2)+Math.random()*(1.5*height);

    t.scaleX = t.scaleY=50+Math.random()*(max_snowsize*10);

    t.k = 1+Math.random()*2;

    t.wind = -1.5+Math.random()*(1.4*3);

    t.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, mover);



    mover = function() {



    t.y += t.k;

    t.x += t.wind;

    if (t.y>h+10) {

    t.y = -20;


    if (t.x>w+20) {

    t.x = -(w/2)+Math.random()*(1.5*w);

    t.y = -20;

    } else if (t.x<-20) {

    t.x = -(w/2)+Math.random()*(1.5*w);

    t.y = -20;




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blue-genie earned 500 total points
ID: 22829318
sorry i took so long adsl line was down.
here you go.
just remove the .txt extension.
the thing is you're referencing t in the mover function, but t doesn't have scope there as its created inside another function.
so you use the event listener target.

Author Comment

ID: 22849449
thanks blue-genie

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