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    duplication level

    Hi everyone,
    ok im having some trouble with a movie that im making.Ok i have a global variable called"N" set to 70.
    i have a movie clip on the main stage called "Ninja" and on this ninja movie clip i have the following code:
    code:
     onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
    if(this.hitTest(_root["mc"+90])){
    this.gotoAndStop(75);
    _root["mc"+90].gotoAndStop(21);
    if (N>=70 && N<=89) {
    duplicateMovieClip(_root.Ninja, "NMC"+N, N);
    N++;
    }else {N = 70;}
    }
    }


    so i want every time the movie clip is hit to duplicate its self between the levels 70 - 89 so there will never be more than 19 instances on screen. i know the hit part works because it is sending the ninja movie to frame 75 as stated. However it is duplicating the movie always to layer 70 and not incrementing thus deleting the original movie on layer 70 so there is only one instance appearing at a time.

    also when debugging i get the following results:
    Movie Clip: Frame=10 Target="_level0.NMC70.instance33"
    Movie Clip: Frame=10 Target="_level0.NMC70.instance34"
    so its copying the instance but not assigning a new level

    any help would be absolutly great as i havent got much hair left on my poor balding head.

    P.S. using MX
    Last edited by Overfiend; 06-10-2004 at 06:58 PM.
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    When you duplicate the movie the code is also duplicated, doing the same thing all over again for every copy.

    You have to make it work only for your original movieclip. Something like asking...

    if(this.hitTest(_root["mc"+90]) && this._name=="Ninja"){

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    Thanks for the reply,
    but i need the new movie clip also to duplicate itself if it becomes hit with the ["Mc"+90] but if i add your code would that just make the mc 90 only affect the original ninja mc?
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    Sorry I misread your code.

    I see that there are no quotes around Ninja in....

    duplicateMovieClip(_root.Ninja

    ..but maybe that works anyway.


    I guess you have declared the global variable somewhere else in the movie too.

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    Yeah it works without quotation marks. the global variable is on the main time line with another for the level of the clip its doing the hit test against
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    I dont know really wahts going wrong then. Have you tried making a normal variable of N ( setting it on the _root ) to see if its there the problem lies.

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