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Thread: This Randomizer Script wont work!! Please Help!

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    Timermask = (Random (2) + 1);
    if (Timermask = 1) {
    tellTarget ("_root/Quickmask") {
    gotoAndPlay ("Play");
    }
    } else if (Timermask = 2) {
    tellTarget ("_root/Slowmask") {
    gotoAndPlay ("Play");
    }
    } else if (Timermask = 3) {
    tellTarget ("_root/Smallmask") {
    gotoAndPlay ("Play");
    }
    }

    It repeatedly accesses _root/Quickmask All I can think of is that somehow I set the Random function up wrong and it is just picking 1 over and over again.

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    hi,

    it should very almost work

    1.
    your 'if' statements need to use the flash5 syntax '==' not '='

    2. (not crucial)
    while wer'e updating to f5,
    you should also get rid of the tell targets (you don't need these anymore - use dot syntax instead...)

    3. (not important at all )
    personally, I'd change your frame labels, I just have a thing against using defined function names etc for variables and other settings - it can get confusing and sometimes come back to bite you in the arse.

    Code:
    
    Timermask = (Random (2) + 1); 
    if (Timermask == 1) { 
    _root.Quickmask.gotoAndPlay ("Playmark"); 
    } else if (Timermask == 2) { 
    _root.Slowmask.gotoAndPlay ("Playmark"); 
    } else if (Timermask == 3) { 
    _root.Smallmask.gotoAndPlay ("Playmark"); 
    }
    hope this helps

    glenn

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    Scripting in Flash 5

    Hmmm... thanks for pointing out the == format. I will try it out and post a reply. I have been having a little trouble adjusting to Flash 5's scripting environment. This is probably a pretty stupid question, but... How is it that I enter the new dot address format instead of Tell Target? Do I have to click on something special? I cant seem to get a cursor unless I use Tell Target.

    Thanks for your help
    John

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    hi, you must be authoring in 'normal' mode

    in the top right of the actionscript pane, select ummm... I've forgotten what it's called either expert or advanced and then you can type anything you like

    cheers,
    glenn

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    Post Randomizer Script Problems! Can you figure it out?

    Ok so why is this not working?

    Code:
    Timermask = (random(3)+1);
    if (Timermask == 1) {
    	duplicateMovieClip ("_root.Slowmask","Slowmaskclone", 4);
    	_root0.Slowmaskclone.gotoAndPlay ("Go"); 
        } else if (Timermask == 2) {
    	duplicateMovieClip ("_root.Bigmask","Bigmaskclone", 4);
    	_root0.Bigmaskclone.gotoAndPlay ("Go");
        } else if (Timermask == 3) {
    	duplicateMovieClip ("_root.Quickmask", "Quickmaskclone", 4);
    	_root0.Quickmaskclone.gotoAndPlay ("Go"); 
        }
    gotoAndStop ("Stop");
    I am trying to make 3 clips that will play randomly and wont disapear when another clip of the same kind is also played.

    johnziebro@yahoo.com

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    In Addition

    Another thing I forgot to mention:

    The movie clips being duplicated are blank on their first frame and labeled "Stop". Their second frame is where I want to play from. It is labeled "Go".

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