ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing The Main Timeline?

Jan 26, 2008

I have multiple instances of a movieclip (a1) within the main timeline. These instances move around via tweening within the main timeline. The instances also appear (are added) and disappear (are removed) while the main timeline is playing. Within the movieclip is this actionscript:

(code)
addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, ef);
function ef(evt:Event):void

[code].....

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Main Timeline?

Jul 15, 2011

I'm using flash CS 5.5 and AS 3.0 . I've a movieclip that contains 3 more moviclips that are acting as toggle buttons. I want to change frame number / label of main time line upon click of these buttons. With _root no longer available I dont know know how to do it.

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing The Main Timeline

May 8, 2009

I have multiple instances of a movieclip (a1) within the main timeline. These instances move around via tweening within the main timeline. The instances also appear (are added) and disappear (are removed) while the main timeline is playing.

Within the movieclip is this actionscript:

[Code].....

How can I access the main timeline from each instance (even when it is not currently on stage)? how I can keep all of my code within the movieclip?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Main Timeline From An External .swf

Apr 29, 2010

I'm definitely more designer than flash developer (as most of you might know. At least those that hang in the lounge or Arena). I need to know how to allow a loaded .swf file to control the main timeline in AS3.

I have a container .swf that includes global controls (jump menu/volume control) and branding. Loading a swf for the dialogue boxes (timeline animated ... although I realize there may be better ways to handle it). Another swf for a simcity-ish illustration that has animated elements with various states. I need all to be able to communicate with each other. I was able to load the movies no problem. Even communicate with the loaded ones from the main timeline. Just need to be able to go the other way.

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Main Timeline From Loaded SWF

Mar 11, 2009

I have a question about accessing functions or variables on the main timeline from a loaded swf. I know that there are a few ways to do this

1. Casting the timeline as a movie clip
Loader SWF Script
var testText:String = "Test";
var myLoader:Loader = new Loader();
loadData("loaded.swf");
function LoadData(aURL){
myLoader.load(new URLRequest(aURL));
addChild(myLoader);
}

2. Cast the timeline as a generic object
var parentObj:Object = this.parent as Object;
parentObj.unloadSWF("loaded.swf")
Why can you not just reference the main timeline of the container swf directly.

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Main Timeline Variables From Within A MovieClip

Jun 13, 2009

Let us say we have a movieclip "mc1" on the stage. We also have another movieclip "mc2" inside mc1. We have declared a variable, say, var number1:Number=5 on the first frame of the main timeline. Now we go inside mc1 and then inside mc2 and write some code on its first frame. Is there any way to use the variable number1 over here? Can properties of mc1 be altered using the code written here? In AS2, it could be done using the "_parent" command, but it doesn't seem to work in AS3. (when we use parent and try accessing a property, it says that it is possibly undefined)

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ActionScript 2.0 :: Accessing Main Timeline Variable From Within A Class?

Dec 20, 2010

I have a class, the relevant parts of which are defined as follows:

class myClass extends MovieClip {
public function myfunc() {
trace( "mainVar: " + _root.mainVar );
}
}

As you can see, I want to access the variable "mainVar", which exists in the main movie, from within the class. This works fine, if I have only one instance of the class. But, if I have more than one instance, within separate movie clips, the value of mainVar is always taken from the first instance. How do I refer to the actual instance from within the class?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing A Class Variable In The Main Timeline?

Jun 2, 2011

Here's my main class:

Code:
package
{
import flash.external.ExternalInterface;

[Code]....

Basically the class waits for the callback variable (my_msg). The problem is: I need to set the dynamic textbox text to my_msg variable.

How can I access it? I know I can access a public var in the timeline with functioname.variable but I can't define a public var inside a function, right?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Nested MovieClips From The Main Timeline

Jun 3, 2009

I was trying to access some nested movieClips from the main time line but it was giving an error. What I have is a movieClip on the stage called "dog" and inside this movieClip I have two nested movieClips called "dogLH" and "dogRH". The movieClip "dog" was brought to the stage using actionscript 3.0 and when I tried to move the moveClips inside "dog" it gave me an error.

This is the code I have:

var dogog = new Dog();
dog.x =200;
dog.y =150;

[Code]....

What is strange is that if I add the movieClip "dog" to the stage manually and try the same thing it works. Any idea why it doesn't work when it is brought to stage with actionscript, but it works if I bring this manually?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing A Main Timeline Variable From A Class?

May 18, 2010

I'm was getting good with as2 but recently made the mind switch from, I'll learn as3 tomorrow to as3 is awesome. The problem for me is that I don't understand the scope for classes. I know I can trace a variable on the main time line when the var is declared in the class. But how do you access a main time line var from a class? Here's an example - main time line Monkey.fla

Code:
var cagedMonkies:int = 10;
var monkeyTransport:MovieClip = new CarTrunk();

[Code]....

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ActionScript 3.0 :: External Swf Button Accessing A Mc Frame In The Main Timeline?

Feb 8, 2010

I've beein digging forums everywhere but cant find the solution to my problem...

I have an external swf "advert_3.swf" loading into the main index.swf.

advert_3.swf has two buttons: one needs to go to "services" frame the other to "events" within a content_mc which is in the index.swf.

that is in the index.swf:

ActionScript Code:
var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest("advert_3.swf");
var loader:Loader = new Loader();
loader.x = 35;

[Code].....

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Reference Main Timeline - Accessing StartClips Function?

Nov 24, 2009

I have a function on the main timeline named startClips. Now, I want to call this from within two movie clips, the other nested inside the other. In other words, I have a movie clip called holder, and inside of a holder, I have a movieclip called homebase. Now, here is all the code I've been trying to use to access the startClips function which is own the main timeline from the movieclip homebase:

MovieClip(root).startClips();
MovieClip(root.root).startClips();
MovieClip(parent.parent).startClips();
this.parent.parent.startClips();

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Jun 2, 2011

Here's my main class:

[code]...

in the timeline I have a dynamic text box named my_textbox: var my_test:main = new main(); my_test.check_DVBViewer(); my_textbox.text = ??Basically the class waits for the callback variable (my_msg). The problem is: I need to set the dynamic textbox text to my_msg variable. How can I access it? I know I can access a public var in the timeline with functioname.variable but I can't define a public var inside a function, right?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Accessing Nested Dynamically Created MovieClips From Main Timeline

Feb 1, 2010

I have a movie clip menu on a main timeline and inside that movie clip I have created four buttons dynamically. How to access those nested buttons/movieClips (add event listeners etc) from main timeline? Here I am adding menu to the display list on main timeline:

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Execute Functions In Main Document Class When Main Timeline Reaches Frame X

Oct 16, 2009

I have 3 functions in my main document class that I want to execute when the main timeline reaches a particular frame number. how do I do that?

see the code and comments

public function mainClass()
{
//stage declaraction
stage.align = StageAlign.TOP_LEFT;

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Jun 10, 2009

why the timeline inside these movie clips and the timeline on the main scene have to correspond to work. [URL]

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Loading Main Timeline Variable From Movie Clip Timeline?

Feb 2, 2010

I cannot seem to find anything of what I need from google.(Well, I can find the reverse method to what i need ) Basically I wish to access a variable declared in the Root Timeline from my Movie clips timeline.

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I simply want to assign a variable to the current frame of the main timeline (not movieclip timeline) I already know about _currentframe and it doesn't help in this case.

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Apr 26, 2011

I am in the learning process. Working with FlashCS5 and AS3. if the issue appears to be too simple for you. Placed a movieclip(mcassessJohn) on the main timeline and moved to the frame labelled "johnFeedback" in the movieclip timeline using the following actionscript code.

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Oct 9, 2009

I have a file comprised of 1 scene and two movie clips. The clips are instanced into the Main Timeline and occupy Frames 1 and 2 respectively.MovieClip1 is an animation that has navigation buttons that appear at the end of the clip. I'm trying to get mouse click navigation to make Frame 2 on the Main Timeline active.

Here is what I'm trying but it is not working:

btExplore.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, ExploreClick);
function ExploreClick (evt:MouseEvent):void {
gotoAndStop(2);
}

this takes the animation to Frame 2 of the Movie Clip Timeline not Frame 2 the Main Timeline.

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Jul 4, 2009

I'm having some problem with the workflow of flash.I make web banners everyday att my work att it is important to me to have the banners easy structured so I can copy effects, tweens and symbols to a new banner. I have Flash CS3 pro.I always start by making a symbols. And then in the symbols own timeline I make the animation or effect.

The big problem I'm having is when I have the main (scene1) timeline with many frames, and then have symbols on that timeline, with it's own timeline with some frames. The frames in the symbol timeline is okey, but at the main timeline the frames is too short or too long so the animation of the symbol cuts of early or it plays more than one time (too many frames).

How do I calculate how long a symbols timeline should be so It maches the main timeline?What happens to me is that I always have to adjust the symbols timeline and the main timeline, and this I have to do many times.

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Call A Function On Main Timeline From A Different Timeline

Jul 14, 2009

so here's the function on main stage:

[Code]....

and here's the code that wants to call this function in a another movie clip. I've attached this clip dynamicaly to the main stage as well.

[Code].....

How can i acess slideImage function on the main stage. in AS2 _root.slideImage(btnNumber); would work. How Would I do this in AS3?

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ActionScript 3.0 :: Targeting A Nested Mc Timeline From A Main Timeline?

Dec 30, 2009

I have a main.fla which has 3 movieclips inside it. All 3 mc's have timelines that run 40 frames. The main.fla timeline has each mc instance on a frame. mc_1 is on frame 1 mc_2 is on frame 40 mc_3 is on frame 81 as the main timeline plays the clips each one fades to the other. I need to know how to target this scenerio after mc_3 plays I need to have a goToAndplay (20) set up so the animation inside mc_1 starts playing (frame 20) of mc_1.

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Mar 13, 2011

I have a magic cloud effect. On frame 30 of the nested effect I would like an mc on the main timeline to become visible.Not too sure how to code with frame numbers,a) Do I put AS on the timeline of the nested clip ORb) Write code on the main timeline to listen for when the nested mc gets to frame 30

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ActionScript 2.0 :: Send A Value From The Main-timeline To A Moviclips Timeline

Apr 5, 2005

I have a movieclip on the scene. I also have a button on the scene and when I press the button I want to send a variable-value to the movieclip. I have a variable set in the actual frame on the main-timeline but the movieclip doesn't catch that, when traced I get undefined. Can I send a value from the main-timeline to a moviclips timeline?

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On my main timeline, I load a mc from the library with:

text_content.attachMovie("text_content", "text_content", 10);
There is a marker inside this mc called "news". I need a script in the main timeline that will gotoandStop "news" within the "text_content" mc.I have tried, amongst others

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ActionScript 2.0 :: A Value From The Main-timeline To Moviclips Timeline?

Apr 5, 2005

I have a movieclip on the scene. I also have a button on the scene and when I press the button I want to send a variable-value to the movieclip. I have a variable set in the actual frame on the main-timeline but the movieclip doesn�t catch that, when traced I get undefined. Can I send a value from the main-timeline to a moviclips timeline?

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Nov 22, 2011

How do I link a button thats embedded in frame 2 (music page timeline) to a frame in the main timeline ( frame 3= biography page)? Both pages are on the same scene with link buttons embedded in each page independent timeline.

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Aug 9, 2010

I am trying to "gotoAndStop" on a frame in a nested timeline from the main timeline, but can't seem to figure out the correct way to write it with it's 'parents' etc... this is how I have tried which makes sense to me (have tried other ways too) but no success.

gotoAndStop(parent."framename");

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Dec 2, 2010

How can I call a MC from a class other than my main. I am making a side scroller and I when the player hits certain parts of the level I want the floor to fall out from under him (think Mario). I created a new class to attach to the different MC of the floor but I cant figure out how to access the player MC from the class. The MC name is playerMC that was exported for actionscript, and the instance name is player_mc. This is the class.

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How to access the timeline of a movieclip from inside ANOTHER movieclip (both MCs are placed on the root timeline BUT in different frames)
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Oct 23, 2009

I'm trying to write a class that somehow emulates the old AS2 gotoAndPlay(); function, but i'm failing to find a way to reference the timeline that is calling the Class Constructor.

this is what i am using to call the class, i'm placing this code in the frame of the timeline i want to control. but it always gives me a null error.

I Know senocular adressed the timeline issues in one of this forum's post, but i can't figure out what to do in order to register this class in the specific timeline in order to control it.

the frame goes like this:

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From within a movie clip, I'm trying to update variables on my main timeline. I tried both _parent.variablename and _root.variablename, but neither worked.

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I have a very simple fla consisting of a picture and a sound on separate timelines. In AS3, I want to determine the sound is complete and go to another URL. I have the code for changing URLs working in a separate function. What I can't figure out is how to get the soundComplete to work when I'm not playing the sound with ActionScript

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