Requiring assistance with Adobe Flash
by, 11-Feb-2008 at 22:04 (315 Views)
As I stated before in one of my journals a bit ago, I'm learning to program in Flash for my Advanced Computer Projects class (ACP) at school. My self-assigned task is to create a Fire Emblem game using sprites, but I've recently discovered a few potential problems with what I need to accomplish, and, being that I don't know the inner workings of Flash as well as some people, I thought I'd ask about my two biggest concerns right now before I try getting deeply involved in my project; if I got too far in and found it was all for naught, I'd probably have a breakdown. (Thankfully, I'm only in the process of archiving sprites on my computer for now.)
I need to know if two things are possible to do with coding in Flash:
1) Referencing other Flash programs on the computer, specifically the layers of animation within those programs. (If this isn't possible, I can manage.)
2) Defining and assigning variables for certain sprites or sprite collections within a layer, such as (to use Moo's example) bovine = 1. (If this isn't possible, the entire endeavor will fall apart instantly.)
Any help you could give me would be appreciated.