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    resolved [RESOLVED] Visible to Invisible after idle.

    how to make a clip invisible after 4 seconds of idle.

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    define "idle"
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    You would need to use the getTimer() method to work out the time the movie clip has been idle.

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    idle as in after the clip has not been used, it turns invisible. In my case the clip I want to make invisible is the control panel to my video gallery, which after 4 seconds I want to turn invisibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilike2 View Post
    You would need to use the getTimer() method to work out the time the movie clip has been idle.
    how do I use the getTimer() method for a clip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danddleo View Post
    how do I use the getTimer() method for a clip?
    Place in a if statement like below:

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    if (getTimer()>4000) {
    		my_mc._visible = false;
    }

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    ok I used it on the clip but after it disappeared completely after i clicked on one of the control panel buttons. here is the code I used.



    Code:
    on (rollOver){
    	_parent.ba._visible = true;
    	_parent.bb._visible = true;
    	_parent.bc._visible = true;
    	_parent.bd._visible = true;
    	_parent.controlpanel._visible = true;
    	if (getTimer()>4000) {
    		_parent.controlpanel._visible = false;
    		_parent.ba._visible = false;
    		_parent.bb._visible = false;
    		_parent.bc._visible = false;
    		_parent.bd._visible = false;
    	}
    }

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    I don't think getTimer() is exactly what you want...

    The getTimer() function tells you the number of milliseconds that have passed since the movie started playing. What you need is how long it has been since the user last tried to access the movie clip...

    I made a quick example of one way to do it. It has an explanation inside, and fully commented code. Hope it helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDee View Post
    I don't think getTimer() is exactly what you want...

    The getTimer() function tells you the number of milliseconds that have passed since the movie started playing. What you need is how long it has been since the user last tried to access the movie clip...

    I made a quick example of one way to do it. It has an explanation inside, and fully commented code. Hope it helps!

    -Zippy Dee
    can I put a timer to hide after a mousemove function. here is the code i used, all I need is a timer that will make it invisible after a mousemove function. I feel this will be easier than a get time function.

    Code:
    onMouseMove = function()
    {
    	ba._visible = true;
    	bb._visible = true;
    	bc._visible = true;
    	bd._visible = true;
    	controlpanel._visible = true;
    };

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    Code:
    timer = 0;
    onEnterFrame = function(){
    	if(timer <= 60){ //change that number to the desired number of frames to wait before hiding
    		timer ++;
    	}else{
    		ba._visible = false;
    		bb._visible = false;
    		bc._visible = false;
    		bd._visible = false;
    		controlpanel._visible = false;
    	}
    }
    onMouseMove = function(){
    	ba._visible = true;
    	bb._visible = true;
    	bc._visible = true;
    	bd._visible = true;
    	controlpanel._visible = true;
    	timer = 0;
    }
    That should be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDee View Post
    Code:
    timer = 0;
    onEnterFrame = function(){
    	if(timer <= 60){ //change that number to the desired number of frames to wait before hiding
    		timer ++;
    	}else{
    		ba._visible = false;
    		bb._visible = false;
    		bc._visible = false;
    		bd._visible = false;
    		controlpanel._visible = false;
    	}
    }
    onMouseMove = function(){
    	ba._visible = true;
    	bb._visible = true;
    	bc._visible = true;
    	bd._visible = true;
    	controlpanel._visible = true;
    	timer = 0;
    }
    That should be it.
    I tried this code put it shifts everything to the left and my progress bar does not move.

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    if you have another onEnterFrame function somewhere else, then just put that onEnterFrame code into the one you already have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDee View Post
    if you have another onEnterFrame function somewhere else, then just put that onEnterFrame code into the one you already have.
    ok, basically what I am trying to do, is do the same effect done by the YouTube control panel when you view the video in fullscreen mode. The controlers fade out until the mouse moves again. does that help you better understqnd what I am trying to do?

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    I understand exactly what you are trying to do. I don't see why that code I gave you wouldn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDee View Post
    I understand exactly what you are trying to do. I don't see why that code I gave you wouldn't work.
    If I post the files, could you see if you can fix it? That may be easier.

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    Yeah, I can take a look. That will probably be easier.
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    here is the file.
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