navigating from one movie clip to another within a scene

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Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

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I am not able to figure out how to click a button in a movie clip that navigates to the start of a second movie clip, both residing in the same scene. This is using JavaScript controls (HTML5 Canvas), not ActionScript. I am creating a step-by-step tutorial where all steps are movie clips on separate layers of a scene with "Next" and "Back" buttons. Can someone help??

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Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

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this.parent is a reference to the parent timeline. 

 

this.parent.another_movieclip is a reference to another_movieclip that's on the parent timeline (at the time the code executes)

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Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

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If this is a step-by-step tutorial, you should put each step's movieclip in consecutive frames on the timeline. That way your next and back buttons just have to tell the container timeline to go to the previous and next frames.

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Sep 01, 2020 Sep 01, 2020

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Thanks for the quick responses. I added the .parent, and that did force the button action to go from "Intro" to "Step1" in the parent timeline...

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Here is what the code looks like...

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The problem that I am having now is that when the new movie clip loads, it doesn't stop there and play that clip, but rather it cycles through all the movie clips on the parent timeline in a split second, then replays the intro movie clip again. Am I leaving something out of the code?

 

 

 

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Sep 01, 2020 Sep 01, 2020

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First, there's no reason to put each movieclip on its own layer.

 

Second, it's doing exactly what you're telling it to: go to and PLAY.

 

If you want it to stop, tell it that instead.

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Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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also, do you have frame labelled "Step1"?

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Sep 21, 2020 Sep 21, 2020

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I was able to get the code right so I can jump from one movie clip to another within a single scene. I am now running into a problem where I have two buttons (hotspots) in a scene. Each button instance has its own distinct name but otherwise the action for each button is nearly identical (See screenshot)

Animate01.PNGAs you can see, I have each button called out in the timeline. One is set to go to and stop on frame 5 of the main scene and the other is set to go to and stop on frame 6 (See main scene timeline below)

Animate02.PNG

The problem I am running into is when I got to preview the scene, it works until I get to the part where I choose one of the phones. Both hotspots are navigating to frame 6 (Android). Can someone tell me why this is happening?

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Sep 22, 2020 Sep 22, 2020

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those are frames 4 and 5, not 5 and 6.  fix your code and retry.

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Sep 25, 2020 Sep 25, 2020

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Not sure why you would call out those frames as 4 and 5. When I manually move the timeline to each respective frame called out in my screen cap above, they are clearly indicated as 5 and 6. I tried what you suggested anyway and it did not work. Not sure why this is so difficult. Even my "Back" and "Next" buttons are not functioning properly. The "Next" button works, but the "Back" button does not while using the exact same code (But calling a different frame to navigate to in the main scene). I really need some help here!

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Sep 25, 2020 Sep 25, 2020

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the first frame is frame 0 in canvas so fixing your frame numbers will fix an error in your coding.  if that doesn't solve all the problems there are other errors and you'll need to explain more clearly one of the problems you see.

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