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    Retired SCORM Guru PAlexC's Avatar
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    MovieClip positioning math problem

    Backed myself into a tricky corner here.

    I have a grid of boxes, 4 columns (for now), created dynamically attaching MC's to the stage ("targets"0. When you rollover each, a box pops up with more info. ("popup")

    For the column on the left, I want the pop-up to align just off of the upper-left hand corner of the mc on the stage (popup._x = target._x - somepaddingvalue).

    As you rollover targets to the right, the popup box should position itself more to the left, so for the last column, it looks like they're aligned via the upper-right hand corner, (with padding).

    Can anyone figure out the algorithm for this?

    Much appreciated.
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    If each MC is named with a target0, target1, target2, etc. you could use that number to multiply your padding number by.

    popup0._x = target0._x - someValue * 0
    popup1._x = target1._x - someValue * 1
    popup2._x = target2._x - someValue * 2
    popup3._x = target3._x - someValue * 3

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    They are, and the indexing happens inside a for loop I could use the count variable for, but I'd like it to work based on position so it's more flexible in the future.
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