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  1. #1
    Hi there,
    is it possible to load external swf movies by using a loop?

    This is what i want to do:
    I have made a photo album with flash and I want to be able to add new albums to the main one without having to alter the main movie.
    So I want the main movie to "search" for new album components and display them if they are found (eg 1.swf, 2.swf...etc).

    I was thinking that if i created some sort of load movie loop i would be able to overcome this problem, unfortunatly i'm quite a sad actionscripter and i have no idea how to do this.

    cheers

  2. #2
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    How about this:

    on(press) {
    i++;
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf")
    }

    Go to the previous one by:

    on(press) {
    i--;
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf")
    }

    And, yes, you could do it with a loop. You could set up an mc that contains the number of frames you wanted to process before the above core code is activated at the end.

  3. #3

    thanx kenny

    Thanx man, i'll give it a go.

  4. #4

    problems, problems....

    ok, I want the movie to scan for new swf's at the start of the movie (automatically-without button push).
    I tried this script (don't laugh!!!!)

    i = "1";
    if (i<10) {
    i++;
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf",1+i)
    } else {
    stop();

    But it doesn't seem to work...

    Any ideas?

    Thanx in advance!!!!

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    Where do you have this code?

    Try:

    i = 1;
    if (i<10) {
    i++;
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf",1+i)
    trace("I: " + i);
    } else {
    stop();

    Remove the quotes around the one. Trace i so you can see what's happening.

  6. #6

    hey again

    Originally posted by Kennyb
    Where do you have this code?

    Try:

    i = 1;
    if (i<10) {
    i++;
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf",1+i)
    trace("I: " + i);
    } else {
    stop();

    Remove the quotes around the one. Trace i so you can see what's happening.
    I've got it at the first frame of the main timeline (is that the right place?)

    I put the trace in and i only get the output "i:2" somehow i don't think it's looping...

    thanx again

  7. #7
    i removed the quotes, but that gives me an error message...

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    To make a loop use "while" or "for":

    Code:
    i = 1; 
    while (i<10) { 
    loadMovie("movie0" + i + ".swf",1+i); 
    i++; 
    }

  9. #9
    hi again,

    ok I tried cancerinform's solution, but alas it still doesn't work, for some reason it won't pick up the variable.
    eg:


    loadMovie("movie"+"1"+".swf", 1); (this works)


    x = "1";(or x=1)
    loadMovie("movie"+x+".swf", 1); (this doesn't)

    Any ideas??

    cheers

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    If you want, I'll look at your fla. Please post it some place where it can be downloaded. If it is less than 1MB, you can email it to me at: aspirin99@hotmail.com. Please remind me in the email exactly what you are try to do and where the trouble is.

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    This should work.

    i = 1;
    while (i<=5) {
    createEmptyMovieClip (mc+i, i);
    loadMovie("movie" + i + ".swf",mc+i);
    i++;
    }

    One more thing, the above code will check for files 1 to 6.

  12. #12
    Thanks KennyB, I've also found out that this works as well:

    i = 1;
    while (i<10) {
    loadMovieNum("movie" + i + ".swf",1+i);
    i++;
    }

    Alls well that ends well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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