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Author: ben david bennett | Website: http://www.synaptology.com
//### 2. Initialize movie###
attachMovie("holderMovie", "holderMovie", 0);
_root.holderMovie._y = halfStageHeight;
_root.holderMovie._x = stageWidth/2;

for (var i=0; i<%lt%> 2; i++) {
    _root.holderMovie.attachMovie("menuMovie", "menuMovie" + i, i);
    _root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x -= i*actualClipWidth;
}

The Initialize movie section provides the inital set-up for the movie clips. First the empty clip, "holderMovie" is placed on the stage using the attachMovie() method. This method takes 3 arguments, attachMovie(identifier, newName, depth), which indicate the identifier given to the movie when we linked the symbol (see above), the new name for the movie clip instance and the depth of the clip in the programmatically generated clip stack. The clip is then centered on the stage by setting the _x and _y values of the clip according to the midpoints of the stage dimensions. A for() loop is then used to generate 2 instances of the menu movie symbol (again using the attachMovie() method). Because the attachMovie() method is used within another movie clip (holderMovie) the first instance (menuMovie0) is aligned to the registration point of the holderMovie clip instance. The second instance (menuMovie1) is aligned to the left of the first instance to provide a seamless pair of clips.

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Added: 2001-07-23
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