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Old 06-02-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Movieclips inside movieclips that controls movieclips in root...

Hello, my first post... cool

The title might be a little confusing, my problem is that I have two movieclips (lets call it movie1 and movie2) in the stage (root), inside movie1, I have another movieclip, called movie3, what i want and haven't being able to, it's to control proporties of movie2 from movie3... I just can't access it from there, I have tried for example:

inside movie3: _root.movie2.visible = false; (this used to work in AS 2, but now it just gives errors)

"1120: Access of undefined property _root..."

movie3 would be a button that triggers a couple of actions (like that one) affecting movieclips in root...

so the question is how can I access an instance of a movieclip in the main stage (or wherever it is) from another nested movieclip...?

Thanks in advance, I hope I made sense...

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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i think you are looking for downcasting to access properties of a movieclips parent

Code:
var par:MovieClip = MovieClip(parent)
par.visible = false
or

Code:
MovieClip(parent).visible = false
...be careful with sprite nesting and listening to my advice though, i am also an AS3 struggler

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:19 PM   #3
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_root is root in AS3
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