RE: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Paul Steven
Your code works fine for me this end.

Paul

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DeSaulniers
Sent: 21 May 2009 06:15
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Subject: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,  
13, 14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,  
1, 2, 3, 4, 5);

var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
if (hours == snRSE) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
} else if (hours == snSET) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
}
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Glen Pike
The code does not show any errors, but you are trying to index an array 
of strings using a string - the indexes of the arrays sunrise and sunset 
will still be numbers so sunrise[hours] and sunset[hours] may not work 
if hours is a string...


I did this with a sunrise and sunset number before:

var sunrise:Number = 6;
var sunset:Number = 20;
var hour:Number = new Date().getHours();
if(sunrise = hour  sunset  hour) {
   //do sunrise stuff
} else {
   do sunset stuff...
}

Paul Steven wrote:

Your code works fine for me this end.

Paul

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[mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Karl
DeSaulniers
Sent: 21 May 2009 06:15
To: Flash Coders List
Subject: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,  
13, 14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,  
1, 2, 3, 4, 5);


var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
if (hours == snRSE) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
} else if (hours == snSET) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
}
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

Really!?
Hmm thats weird. I wonder why its throwing an error on my end.
I take it you pub with AS2? or did you pub with AS3 as the script lang?

Karl


On May 21, 2009, at 4:26 AM, Paul Steven wrote:


Your code works fine for me this end.

Paul

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From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com
[mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Karl
DeSaulniers
Sent: 21 May 2009 06:15
To: Flash Coders List
Subject: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5);

var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
if (hours == snRSE) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
} else if (hours == snSET) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
}
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


Karl DeSaulniers
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Glen Pike

Hi,

   I pasted into a Flash file (AS2) and checked the syntax - did not 
publish as I don't have the MovieClips, etc..  


   Glen

Karl DeSaulniers wrote:

Really!?
Hmm thats weird. I wonder why its throwing an error on my end.
I take it you pub with AS2? or did you pub with AS3 as the script lang?

Karl


On May 21, 2009, at 4:26 AM, Paul Steven wrote:


Your code works fine for me this end.

Paul

-Original Message-
From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com
[mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Karl
DeSaulniers
Sent: 21 May 2009 06:15
To: Flash Coders List
Subject: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5);

var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
 if (hours == snRSE) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
 } else if (hours == snSET) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
}
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


Karl DeSaulniers
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
Hi,

I *think* this does what you're trying to do, which would be to fade
the alpha of an image in and out again over 24h. I don't have AS2 so I
can't test, but when you do, you can set minutesPerDay to however long
you may wish to sit there and watch the magic happen. If it happens,
that is, because as I said it's untested.
Please, reconsider putting it into an enterFrame handler. It's really
enough to run it every couple of minutes.

Also, no, unfortunately I have no idea why Flash is acting up for you.
The operator use appears to be correct.


var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
var maxAlpha : Number = 100;

var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
var time : Date = new Date();
var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[
var alpha : Number = Math.abs( 0.5 - cycleElapsed ) * 2 * maxAlpha;

BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha = alpha;


HTH,
Mark




On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 EEEk.. anyone!!!

 What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

 var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
 14, 15, 16, 17);
 var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0, 1,
 2, 3, 4, 5);

 var time:Date = new Date();
 var hour:Number = time.getHours();
 var hours:String = hour.toString();
 var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
 var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

 this.onEnterFrame = function() {
        if (hours == snRSE) {
                BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
        } else if (hours == snSET) {
                BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
        }
 };

 I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
 flash says for this line:

 if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

Thanks Mark.
That is an interesting approach.
Pardon me for asking, but what part in your code initiates the sunset  
part?


Karl

Sent from losPhone

On May 21, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com wrote:


Hi,

I *think* this does what you're trying to do, which would be to fade
the alpha of an image in and out again over 24h. I don't have AS2 so I
can't test, but when you do, you can set minutesPerDay to however long
you may wish to sit there and watch the magic happen. If it happens,
that is, because as I said it's untested.
Please, reconsider putting it into an enterFrame handler. It's really
enough to run it every couple of minutes.

Also, no, unfortunately I have no idea why Flash is acting up for you.
The operator use appears to be correct.


var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
var maxAlpha : Number = 100;

var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
var time : Date = new Date();
var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[
var alpha : Number = Math.abs( 0.5 - cycleElapsed ) * 2 * maxAlpha;

BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha = alpha;


HTH,
Mark




On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,  
13,

14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,  
0, 1,

2, 3, 4, 5);

var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
   if (hours == snRSE) {
   BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
   } else if (hours == snSET) {
   BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
   }
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some  
reason.

flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

 - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 Thanks Mark.
 That is an interesting approach.
 Pardon me for asking, but what part in your code initiates the sunset part?

Nothing really, if you mean how the change is triggered. But whenever
the code runs, it will adjust the alpha.
For testing, you can put all of it into an onEnterFrame(), but for
production use you should run it only once when the page loads. If you
really expect visitors to spend hours on your site, then use
setInterval() to update it every couple of minutes.

The general idea of the code is to calculate what fraction of 12h the
current time is away from the begin of sunset, and then adjust the
alpha accordingly. So, sunset here really means that it's the
darkest minute of the day, just when it begins to get brighter.

Mark


 Karl

 Sent from losPhone

 On May 21, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 I *think* this does what you're trying to do, which would be to fade
 the alpha of an image in and out again over 24h. I don't have AS2 so I
 can't test, but when you do, you can set minutesPerDay to however long
 you may wish to sit there and watch the magic happen. If it happens,
 that is, because as I said it's untested.
 Please, reconsider putting it into an enterFrame handler. It's really
 enough to run it every couple of minutes.

 Also, no, unfortunately I have no idea why Flash is acting up for you.
 The operator use appears to be correct.


 var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
 var maxAlpha : Number = 100;

 var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
 var time : Date = new Date();
 var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
 var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
 minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
 var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[
 var alpha : Number = Math.abs( 0.5 - cycleElapsed ) * 2 * maxAlpha;

 BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha = alpha;


 HTH,
 Mark




 On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com
 wrote:

 EEEk.. anyone!!!

 What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

 var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
 14, 15, 16, 17);
 var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,
 1,
 2, 3, 4, 5);

 var time:Date = new Date();
 var hour:Number = time.getHours();
 var hours:String = hour.toString();
 var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
 var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

 this.onEnterFrame = function() {
       if (hours == snRSE) {
               BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
       } else if (hours == snSET) {
               BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
       }
 };

 I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
 flash says for this line:

 if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


 Karl DeSaulniers
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
Hmm... maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to do.

Do you want to have a continuous sunrise and -set over 24h, or do you
want to have a sudden sunset or -rise twice a day?

Mark


On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:
 Thanks Mark.
 That is an interesting approach.
 Pardon me for asking, but what part in your code initiates the sunset part?

 Nothing really, if you mean how the change is triggered. But whenever
 the code runs, it will adjust the alpha.
 For testing, you can put all of it into an onEnterFrame(), but for
 production use you should run it only once when the page loads. If you
 really expect visitors to spend hours on your site, then use
 setInterval() to update it every couple of minutes.

 The general idea of the code is to calculate what fraction of 12h the
 current time is away from the begin of sunset, and then adjust the
 alpha accordingly. So, sunset here really means that it's the
 darkest minute of the day, just when it begins to get brighter.

 Mark


 Karl

 Sent from losPhone

 On May 21, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 I *think* this does what you're trying to do, which would be to fade
 the alpha of an image in and out again over 24h. I don't have AS2 so I
 can't test, but when you do, you can set minutesPerDay to however long
 you may wish to sit there and watch the magic happen. If it happens,
 that is, because as I said it's untested.
 Please, reconsider putting it into an enterFrame handler. It's really
 enough to run it every couple of minutes.

 Also, no, unfortunately I have no idea why Flash is acting up for you.
 The operator use appears to be correct.


 var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
 var maxAlpha : Number = 100;

 var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
 var time : Date = new Date();
 var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
 var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
 minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
 var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[
 var alpha : Number = Math.abs( 0.5 - cycleElapsed ) * 2 * maxAlpha;

 BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha = alpha;


 HTH,
 Mark




 On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com
 wrote:

 EEEk.. anyone!!!

 What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

 var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
 14, 15, 16, 17);
 var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,
 1,
 2, 3, 4, 5);

 var time:Date = new Date();
 var hour:Number = time.getHours();
 var hours:String = hour.toString();
 var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
 var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

 this.onEnterFrame = function() {
       if (hours == snRSE) {
               BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
       } else if (hours == snSET) {
               BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
 8.333;
       }
 };

 I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
 flash says for this line:

 if (hours == snRSE) {

  - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers
Oh no, I am just wanting to check what time of day it is and have my  
background fade from dark to light accordingly.
The code you supplied, I think will do that, just haven't got off  
work yet to try out. :)
I am more so wanting to know why, if my code is correct, why its  
throwing this operand error.

very mysterious and bugging me to no end :-P

My code checks to see if the hour that is current is in the sunrise  
or sunset array and so for my code,
how would I check to see if theHour is one of the values in either  
array and if its not in one, check the other?

That is basically what I am trying to accomplish I should say.
Thanks for your help..

Best,
Karl


On May 21, 2009, at 4:04 PM, Mark Winterhalder wrote:


Hmm... maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to do.

Do you want to have a continuous sunrise and -set over 24h, or do you
want to have a sudden sunset or -rise twice a day?

Mark


On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Mark Winterhalder  
mar...@gmail.com wrote:
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Karl DeSaulniers  
k...@designdrumm.com wrote:

Thanks Mark.
That is an interesting approach.
Pardon me for asking, but what part in your code initiates the  
sunset part?


Nothing really, if you mean how the change is triggered. But whenever
the code runs, it will adjust the alpha.
For testing, you can put all of it into an onEnterFrame(), but for
production use you should run it only once when the page loads. If  
you

really expect visitors to spend hours on your site, then use
setInterval() to update it every couple of minutes.

The general idea of the code is to calculate what fraction of 12h the
current time is away from the begin of sunset, and then adjust the
alpha accordingly. So, sunset here really means that it's the
darkest minute of the day, just when it begins to get brighter.

Mark



Karl

Sent from losPhone

On May 21, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com  
wrote:



Hi,

I *think* this does what you're trying to do, which would be to  
fade
the alpha of an image in and out again over 24h. I don't have  
AS2 so I
can't test, but when you do, you can set minutesPerDay to  
however long
you may wish to sit there and watch the magic happen. If it  
happens,

that is, because as I said it's untested.
Please, reconsider putting it into an enterFrame handler. It's  
really

enough to run it every couple of minutes.

Also, no, unfortunately I have no idea why Flash is acting up  
for you.

The operator use appears to be correct.


var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
var maxAlpha : Number = 100;

var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
var time : Date = new Date();
var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes 
();

var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; //  
[0...1[

var alpha : Number = Math.abs( 0.5 - cycleElapsed ) * 2 * maxAlpha;

BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha = alpha;


HTH,
Mark




On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Karl DeSaulniers  
k...@designdrumm.com

wrote:


EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,  
12, 13,

14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22,  
23, 0,

1,
2, 3, 4, 5);

var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
  if (hours == snRSE) {
  BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
  } else if (hours == snSET) {
  BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha +
8.333;
  }
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some  
reason.

flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

 - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 Oh no, I am just wanting to check what time of day it is and have my
 background fade from dark to light accordingly.
 The code you supplied, I think will do that, just haven't got off work yet
 to try out. :)

Well, it fades out for 12h, then fades back in for 12h, beginning at
6am each day.

But now I think I really know what you mean. We can recycle most of the lines:

var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
var fadeDuration = 100; // as number of frames

var framesElapsed : Number = 0;
var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
var time : Date = new Date();
var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[

BKGND.BKGND_Grad.onEnterFrame = function () {
   var progress : Number = framesElapsed / fadeDuration;

   // here we check if the sun is supposed to set or to rise:
   if( cycleElapsed  .5 ) {
  // the sun is still rising
  this._alpha = (1 - progress) * 100;
   } else {
  // the sun is setting
  this._alpha = progress * 100;
   }
};

 I am more so wanting to know why, if my code is correct, why its throwing
 this operand error.
 very mysterious and bugging me to no end :-P

Yeah, I'd like to know that, too. Possibly, closing and restarting
Flash will fix it? It has its mysterious ways sometimes, at least
that's how it used to be. :/

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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
Oh, I forgot to remove the onEnterFrame when it's no longer needed.
Please add this line to the end of the function:

if( progress = 1 ) delete this.onEnterFrame;

Mark


On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 12:18 AM, Mark Winterhalder mar...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:
 Oh no, I am just wanting to check what time of day it is and have my
 background fade from dark to light accordingly.
 The code you supplied, I think will do that, just haven't got off work yet
 to try out. :)

 Well, it fades out for 12h, then fades back in for 12h, beginning at
 6am each day.

 But now I think I really know what you mean. We can recycle most of the lines:

 var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
 var fadeDuration = 100; // as number of frames

 var framesElapsed : Number = 0;
 var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
 var time : Date = new Date();
 var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
 var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
 minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
 var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[

 BKGND.BKGND_Grad.onEnterFrame = function () {
   var progress : Number = framesElapsed / fadeDuration;

   // here we check if the sun is supposed to set or to rise:
   if( cycleElapsed  .5 ) {
      // the sun is still rising
      this._alpha = (1 - progress) * 100;
   } else {
      // the sun is setting
      this._alpha = progress * 100;
   }
 };

 I am more so wanting to know why, if my code is correct, why its throwing
 this operand error.
 very mysterious and bugging me to no end :-P

 Yeah, I'd like to know that, too. Possibly, closing and restarting
 Flash will fix it? It has its mysterious ways sometimes, at least
 that's how it used to be. :/

 Mark


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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

I will try that and let you know.
One question, sort of off-sub, but in regards to what you just wrote.
When you delete something does this remove it completely?
or would it be available if that frame was played again?

Karl

Thanks for taking the time.. really appreciate it.


On May 21, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Mark Winterhalder wrote:


Oh, I forgot to remove the onEnterFrame when it's no longer needed.
Please add this line to the end of the function:

if( progress = 1 ) delete this.onEnterFrame;

Mark


On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 12:18 AM, Mark Winterhalder  
mar...@gmail.com wrote:
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Karl DeSaulniers  
k...@designdrumm.com wrote:

Oh no, I am just wanting to check what time of day it is and have my
background fade from dark to light accordingly.
The code you supplied, I think will do that, just haven't got off  
work yet

to try out. :)


Well, it fades out for 12h, then fades back in for 12h, beginning at
6am each day.

But now I think I really know what you mean. We can recycle most  
of the lines:


var sunrise : Number = 6; // hour of day when sun begins to rise
var fadeDuration = 100; // as number of frames

var framesElapsed : Number = 0;
var minutesPerDay : Number = 24 * 60;
var time : Date = new Date();
var minuteOfDay : Number = time.getHours() * 60 + time.getMinutes();
var deltaMinutes : Number = (minuteOfDay - sunrise * 60 +
minutesPerDay) % minutesPerDay;
var cycleElapsed : Number = deltaMinutes / minutesPerDay; // [0...1[

BKGND.BKGND_Grad.onEnterFrame = function () {
  var progress : Number = framesElapsed / fadeDuration;

  // here we check if the sun is supposed to set or to rise:
  if( cycleElapsed  .5 ) {
 // the sun is still rising
 this._alpha = (1 - progress) * 100;
  } else {
 // the sun is setting
 this._alpha = progress * 100;
  }
};

I am more so wanting to know why, if my code is correct, why its  
throwing

this operand error.
very mysterious and bugging me to no end :-P


Yeah, I'd like to know that, too. Possibly, closing and restarting
Flash will fix it? It has its mysterious ways sometimes, at least
that's how it used to be. :/

Mark



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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Mark Winterhalder
On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 I will try that and let you know.

I just found another bug. :/

This line:

var progress : Number = framesElapsed / fadeDuration;

should really be like this:

var progress : Number = framesElapsed++ / fadeDuration;

otherwise there wouldn't be a fade. Sorry for that.

 One question, sort of off-sub, but in regards to what you just wrote.
 When you delete something does this remove it completely?
 or would it be available if that frame was played again?

If the code on that page would play again, then the onEnterFrame =
... part would get executed again, and the function would get
reassigned to onEnterFrame. It would also reset the framesElapsed
counter, so it wouldn't work if executed each frame.
So, run it only once. If you have to run it more than once, it gets
complicated. Let me know if that's the case.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

:)

On May 21, 2009, at 5:38 PM, Mark Winterhalder wrote:

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Karl DeSaulniers  
k...@designdrumm.com wrote:

I will try that and let you know.


I just found another bug. :/

This line:

var progress : Number = framesElapsed / fadeDuration;

should really be like this:

var progress : Number = framesElapsed++ / fadeDuration;

otherwise there wouldn't be a fade. Sorry for that.


One question, sort of off-sub, but in regards to what you just wrote.
When you delete something does this remove it completely?
or would it be available if that frame was played again?


If the code on that page would play again, then the onEnterFrame =
... part would get executed again, and the function would get
reassigned to onEnterFrame. It would also reset the framesElapsed
counter, so it wouldn't work if executed each frame.
So, run it only once. If you have to run it more than once, it gets
complicated. Let me know if that's the case.

Mark
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Re: [Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-21 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

Well, I do plan on people spending quite a while on my site, and so,
if someone came around sunset and stayed for say an hour or two, (if  
Im lucky :P)

they would see the change happen?

or am I asking for a bogdown-nightmare-to-happen ?

Karl


On May 21, 2009, at 5:38 PM, Mark Winterhalder wrote:



If the code on that page would play again, then the onEnterFrame =
... part would get executed again, and the function would get
reassigned to onEnterFrame. It would also reset the framesElapsed
counter, so it wouldn't work if executed each frame.
So, run it only once. If you have to run it more than once, it gets
complicated. Let me know if that's the case.


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[Flashcoders] Operator Help!!

2009-05-20 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

EEEk.. anyone!!!

What am I doing wrong?? This is AS2.

var sunrise:Array = new Array(6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,  
13, 14, 15, 16, 17);
var sunset:Array = new Array(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 0,  
1, 2, 3, 4, 5);


var time:Date = new Date();
var hour:Number = time.getHours();
var hours:String = hour.toString();
var snRSE:String = sunrise[hours];
var snSET:String = sunset[hours];

this.onEnterFrame = function() {
if (hours == snRSE) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha -= BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha + 
8.333;
} else if (hours == snSET) {
BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha += BKGND.BKGND_Grad._alpha + 
8.333;
}
};

I feel this is probably so easy, but it is eluding me for some reason.
flash says for this line:

if (hours == snRSE) {

 - operator = must be followed by an Operand ???


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[Flashcoders] ||= operator

2008-07-27 Thread Adam Jowett

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[Flashcoders] ||= operator

2008-07-27 Thread Adam Jowett

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