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    Going Random! (a little help?)

    Hi guys,
    I have my main .swf, and let us say three MC's waiting on the edge of the stage. What I want is for the script to make a random decision about playing one of these three MC's every few seconds (let's say every four seconds). Can anybody help?

    Thanks very much
    Simon Fox.
    Good lord, it's been a while

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    You should gibe those 3 mcs instance name like "mc1", "mc2" and "mc3". Now its easy to control them randomly by:

    _root["mc"+(random(3)+1)].play();

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    Just assume for a minute that i'm completely clueless, and explain exactly where I should be applying that code? On the MC's? or in the main timeline?

    thanks again,
    Simon Fox.
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    Here is basic function with timer. This should be placed in the frame in main timeline:
    code:
    this.onEnterFrame = function() {
    //time to wait between playing another mc
    pauseTime = 4000;
    //set timer variable at the start
    if (lastTime == undefined) {
    lastTime = getTimer()+pauseTime;
    }
    //check if time has passed
    if (getTimer()>lastTime) {
    //increase timer
    lastTime = getTimer()+pauseTime;
    //play random mc
    _root["mc"+(random(3)+1)].play();
    }
    };


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    Much obliged tonypa, Very very helpful,
    Thanks alot,
    Simon.
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