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Incrementing instance name + number, but need to add text to instance name after the incremented number

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This is probably really stupid, but I can't figure it out.

I have a simple loop:
for (i=1; i < 7; i++)
{
	_root["day"+i].onRollOver = function()
	{
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeIn, { frameLabel:"open", _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
		TweenLite.to(_root["day"+i], animTimeIn, { _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
	}

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Don't need to paste the rest. But for the second TweenLite.to... I have it as _root["day"+i]. But the instance is actually like day1_reg, day2_reg, day3_reg, etc. So for the life of me, I can't figure out how to add _reg to that _root["day"+i].

Any ideas?
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Question by:GodsHand
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by:Albert Van Halen
ID: 33738230
Use this
_root["day" + i + "_reg"]

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by:GodsHand
ID: 33738259
See, I did that, but it doesn't actually animate that object. I don't get any errors either...
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by:Albert Van Halen
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Do you have a link to a website?
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by:GodsHand
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Unfortunately no. I can't attach the FLA either because I'm using artwork that we can't share. I'm not getting it. Must be a limitation with TweenLite?
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by:GodsHand
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When I trace this:

trace(_root["day" + i + "_reg"]);

I get an "undefined" error.
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by:Albert Van Halen
ID: 33738583
Does trace(_root["day_2_reg"]) give you 'undefined' as well ?
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by:GodsHand
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Nope, if I trace:

trace(_root["day1_reg"]);

I get:

_level0.day1_reg
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by:kadaba
ID: 33738612
The problem with the code is that the i is not available when the function runs.
I googled it and got a similar concept which seems sound to have the instance in an array and attach the event to the instance...

http://forums.greensock.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2583

hope that helps.
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by:GodsHand
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That kinda makes sense, but it still doesn't work:


import com.greensock.*;
import com.greensock.easing.*;
import com.greensock.plugins.*;

TweenPlugin.activate([FramePlugin, FrameLabelPlugin]);

var animTimeIn:Number = 1;
var animTimeOut:Number = 0.5;
var yscale:Number = 115;
var xscale:Number = 115;

var objects:Array = [day1_reg];

for (i=0; i <= 24; i++)
{
	_root["day"+i].onRollOver = function()
	{
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeIn, { frameLabel:"open", _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
		TweenLite.to(objects[i], animTimeIn, { _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
	}

	_root["day"+i].onRollOut = function()
	{
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeOut, { frameLabel:"close", _xscale:100, _yscale:100 } );
	}
}

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by:petiex
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As kadaba said, the i variable is never declared as a variable.

Try changing

for (i=0; i <= 24; i++)

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for (var i:int=0; i <= 24; i++)
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ID: 33760311
Problem may be with loop, the code uses last value of "i" instead of relavant, try using attached code:

Hope it will be helpful.
import com.greensock.*;
import com.greensock.easing.*;
import com.greensock.plugins.*;

TweenPlugin.activate([FramePlugin, FrameLabelPlugin]);

var animTimeIn:Number = 1;
var animTimeOut:Number = 0.5;
var yscale:Number = 115;
var xscale:Number = 115;

for (i=0; i <= 24; i++)
{
	var dayMovie = _root["day" + i + "_reg"];
	dayMovie.onRollOver = function()
	{
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeIn, { frameLabel:"open", _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeIn, { _xscale:xscale, _yscale:yscale, ease:Bounce.easeOut } );
	}

	dayMovie.onRollOut = function()
	{
		TweenLite.to(this, animTimeOut, { frameLabel:"close", _xscale:100, _yscale:100 } );
	}
}

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