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Transitioning between content MC's in AS3?

Posted on 2009-05-19
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Hi, im currently trying to make the jump from as2 to as3...which happens to be not so easy; who would have thought.So my question is:

i have multiple menu buttons on the stage: btn_home, btn_contact etc
and each btn relates to a content movie clip: mc_home, mc_contact ... these movie clips have  'animateON' & 'animateOFF' sections which are marked by frame labels inside the MC's.

when a menu button is pressed i need the current MC on the stage to play through its 'animateOFF' section, and on completion, the content MC relating to the menu button which was pressed to begin playing through it's 'animateON' section. This way the content MC's will seem to transition between each other.

Seems to me like a pretty generic question but as of yet i have not been able to find any tutorials or resources in regards to AS3?
Cheers.
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What's your AS2 look like?  I can help translate.
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Hi, first place to start would be to have a look at listeners.
what you need to do is have a variable to store what's currently playing.
then create a function that you can call from your menu buttons.

are you creating classes or are you doing everything on the timeline?
you'll need something along these lines

import flash.events.MouseEvent;

var currentMovieClip:MovieClip;
btn_home.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, doItem);

function doItem(ev:MouseEvent):void
{
            home_mc.gotoAndPlay("animateOff");
}
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Thanks for your help guys, i found a tutorial on dorklessons.com (for real) and the script read as below.

Also on the last frame inside each content MC (ie. menu1, menu2) there was the code to call the next intro after the current outro had finished playing:

var theRoot:MovieClip = MovieClip(root);
theRoot.current.gotoAndPlay("intro");

now all i have to do is incorporate some deep linking in with this code and i will be good to go...



var current:MovieClip = menu1;

current.gotoAndPlay("intro");
 

button.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, clickHandler);

button2.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, clickHandler);
 

function clickHandler(e:MouseEvent):void

{

	current.gotoAndPlay("outro");

	switch(e.target.name)

	{

	case"button":

	current = menu1;

	break;

	

	case"button2":

	current = menu2;

	break;

	}

}

	

	

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When you say deep linking are you talking about browser integration.
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