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  1. Thanks for the lesson and example. I'll implement and report back.
  2. Hello, Within a XmL I have Instance names and Info that I used to link a Person's Pics which displays when certain buttons are picked. Works well. I decided to add a Combo box, linked to the same XML and display people name. I hope to have the Button Glow and Change color when a name is selected. I was able to trace and capture the Instance name of the button based on the selected name. the buttons are located within a MC: stillIsoPlan_MC.staff098 the sample variable below combines the selected name with a string to trace the exact format above. var gettingMCObject:String = ( "stillIsoPlan_MC." + xmlGridValue[numSelect] ); In testing if I TweenMax the variable I get: TweenMax.to(gettingMCObject, 1, {colorTransform:{tint:0xff0000}}); But if I hard Code the buttons location, the color change works fine: TweenMax.to(stillIsoPlan_MC.staff098, 1, {colorTransform:{tint:0xff0000}}); Is there a way to use Instance Name from a String with the TweenMax feature? Also, can you use the yoyo: property in TweemMax.to to isolate the color and glow of a mc or btn? Your guidance is much appreciated! Below is the code segment : // ComboList myComBoBox.prompt = "Select Staff: "; var xmlLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader(); var xmlArry:Array = new Array(); var xmlGridValue:Array = new Array(); var comboXMLData:XML = new XML(); xmlLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, LoadXML); xmlLoader.load(new URLRequest("StaffListFromXMLSchema.xml")); function LoadXML(e:Event):void{ comboXMLData = new XML(e.target.data); //trace(comboXMLData.staffInfo.length()); for(var i:uint=0;i<comboXMLData.staffInfo.length();i++) { xmlArry.push(comboXMLData.staffInfo.staffName[i]); xmlGridValue.push(comboXMLData.staffInfo.gridValue[i]); myComBoBox.dataProvider.sortOn("label"); myComBoBox.addItem( { label: xmlArry[i], data:i } ); myComBoBox.addEventListener(Event.CHANGE, doAction); } } function doAction (e:Event):void { var numSelect:Number = Number(myComBoBox.selectedItem.data); //data to line number trace(xmlArry[numSelect]); trace(xmlGridValue[numSelect]); var gettingMCObject:String = ( "stillIsoPlan_MC." + xmlGridValue[numSelect] ); var prefixMCname:String = "stillIsoPlan_MC."; trace(gettingMCObject); //TweenMax.to(stillIsoPlan_MC.manager08, 1, {glowFilter:{color:0x91e600, alpha:1, blurX:30, blurY:30, strength:1, quality:2}, ease:Elastic.easeInOut}); TweenMax.to(stillIsoPlan_MC.xmlGridValue[numSelect], 1, {colorTransform:{tint:0xff0000}}); } sample xml format: gridValue = Instance Name of buttons
  3. Best way i've seen is to open PDF in Illustrator, as as an .AI or .EPS, then import that into Flash. Keep it vector based if your PDF is not rasterized. If so, then save your PDF as a .jpg.
  4. Hi Carl, I did some more digging via your snorkl.tv "Mega List" page. (Oh, i'm sort of just getting uptodate, so congrats on your career move, or I should say happy belated anniversary!) You kind of answered my question in the "Death to Conditional Statements video! I just added an array to the above tweenText function: function tweenText(boxTxt) { var letter_array:Array = [ "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L", "M", "N", "O", "P", "Q", "R", "S", "T", "U", "V", "W", "X", "Y", "Z" ]; var numLetters:int = letter_array.length; var count:int = 0; var ranDigit:int =(Math.random()*26); boxTxt.randomLetter_txt.text = letter_array[ranDigit]; } then randomize the index. Works like a charm! Would there be any learning videos added to the GS Learning site, or are those about of a Club membership? Thanks for your help.
  5. Thanks for the illustration and your time. No rush. I tried every variable, but i'll keep trying as I learn more about as3 and greensock.
  6. hmmm.. just tried it. But it reveals only Numbers now. (See attached image.) Wouldn't your suggested tweenText function just randomly pick numbers from 0-10, not the random alphabet index from the getRandomLetter function? boxTxt.randomLetter_txt.text = int(Math.random()*10); Attached is the latest fla file, with full code. I'll keep this for my lottery numbers. could be a winning solution. RandomLetter_showing Numbers.zip
  7. thanks. I'll give that a try. We must have be responding at the same time.
  8. Here's the semi-original version that places a random character, only at runtime, not across each box, which is what i'm after. RandomLetter_original.zip
  9. Sorry no I didn't think of that. I was focusing on the TweenMax.to syntax to understand more how it works. Attached is the zipped content file. Sorry to keep you guessing. Thanks for the Zip tip; I only tried uploading the fla file earlier, as was denied. RandomLetter.zip
  10. Thanks Carl, Surprizingly simple tip. I thought for sure it would work. I got the same result, but with many blinking of the swf after the boxes rested in place. I added the new TweenMax here in the code: TweenMax.to(boxTxt.solid_mc, 0, {tint:Math.random()*0xffffff}) TweenMax.to(boxTxt, 1, {x:Math.random()*1200, y:Math.random()*800, rotationY:360, onComplete:deBlur, onCompleteParams:[boxTxt], onUpdate:tweenText, onUpdateParams:[boxTxt]}) tl.insert(TweenMax.to(boxTxt, 1, {x:Math.random()*1200, y:Math.random()*800, rotationY:360, onComplete:deBlur, onCompleteParams:[boxTxt]}), i*.01); tl.insert(TweenMax.to(boxTxt, .1, {alpha:0.5, dropShadowFilter:{color:0x000000, alpha:1, blurX:5, blurY:5, strength:0.8, distance:2}}), i*.01); addChild(boxTxt); } function tweenText(boxTxt) { boxTxt.randomLetter_txt.text = getRandomLetter(); } and got this error repeated: RangeError: Error #1125: The index 0 is out of range 0. at RandomLetter_fla::MainTimeline/getRandomLetter() at RandomLetter_fla::MainTimeline/tweenText() at Function/http://adobe.com/AS3/2006/builtin::apply() at com.greensock::TweenMax/renderTime() at com.greensock.core::SimpleTimeline/renderTime() at com.greensock::TweenLite$/updateAll() Attached is an image of the swf:
  11. Hello, this is the best site since sliced-bread! I'm new to the site and was drawn to it from a youtube video that had GreenStock as an import. Anyway, I this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUYFGXAtgqc and modified the code to place random Letters in the boxes with dynamic text. (the link above also has source file.) the code: import com.greensock.*; /** Alphabet collection */ var alphabet:Vector.<String>; /** Reset alphabet */ function reset():void { alphabet = new <String>[ "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L", "M", "N", "O", "P", "Q", "R", "S", "T", "U", "V", "W", "X", "Y", "Z" ]; } /** Get random letter from alphabet */ function getRandomLetter():String { return (alphabet.splice(int(Math.random() * alphabet.length), 1)[0]); } /** Shuffle alphabet collection */ function shuffleAlphabet():Vector.<String> { var alphabetShuffled:Vector.<String> = new Vector.<String>(); while (alphabet.length > 0) { alphabetShuffled.push(getRandomLetter()); } return alphabetShuffled; } // get a random letter: reset(); var randomLetter:String = getRandomLetter(); trace("Can you find the letter: " + randomLetter + "?"); // display entire alpha shuffled: reset(); trace(shuffleAlphabet()); var numBoxes:Number = 160; var tl:TimelineMax = new TimelineMax({paused:true, onReverseComplete:playAgain}); for(var i:uint = 0; i < numBoxes; i++){ var boxTxt:BoxTxt = new BoxTxt(); boxTxt.x = 1200/numBoxes*i boxTxt.y = 800; boxTxt.alpha = 0; var alphabetShuffled:Vector.<String> = new Vector.<String>(); while (alphabet.length > 0) { alphabetShuffled.push(getRandomLetter()); var randomLetter2:String = getRandomLetter(); boxTxt.randomLetter_txt.text = "" + randomLetter2; } TweenMax.to(boxTxt.solid_mc, 0, {tint:Math.random()*0xffffff}) tl.insert(TweenMax.to(boxTxt, 1, {x:Math.random()*1200, y:Math.random()*800, rotationY:360, onComplete:deBlur, onCompleteParams:[boxTxt]}), i*.01); tl.insert(TweenMax.to(boxTxt, .1, {alpha:0.5, dropShadowFilter:{color:0x000000, alpha:1, blurX:5, blurY:5, strength:0.8, distance:2}}), i*.01); addChild(boxTxt); } I was able to the random text to appear in each box, but only random at run-time. each character was the same. Is there a way to get each box to display a different letter in each box in the same way the color is randomized using TweenMax.to. ? You help is greatly appreciated. hmm, this site would not allow me to upload the .fla file, so basically all you need is a MC in the library named "boxTxt" and within that dynamicText named "randomLetter_txt" over a graphics named "solid_mc"