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Author: Morten Barslund (GotCha) | Website: http://www.hhbk.subnet.dk/GotCha.html

The Method

After we have determined what the idea is, it's expedient to outline a method, which brings structure into our work. It's not expedient to simply start creating the file, before you have outlined, how you intend to go about the problem. If you ignore this and start creating the file immediately, in many cases you end up with a bunch of unnecessary parts and having wasted a lot of time. Therefore, having looked at the idea, we can outline the method in this way:

  1. Construct the message
  2. Create the necessary variables
  3. Place each letter and number inside a matching movie clip
  4. Place these movie clips dependent on the distance to the previous movie clip
  5. Repeat the previous step

The first step is quite logical, when we have a look at the idea, though you might wonder about the second step, where we have to create the necessary variables. To understand this step, you have to know that a variable is simply a container for at piece of information. Later, when we have to place each letter and number inside a matching movie clip, we also have to have certain informations and thus we use variables. These informations might be the length of our message, the distance between the movie clips etc. The third step comes, just as the first one, directly from the idea, while the fourth is pretty obvious. We have to start somewhere and according to the idea, each movie clip has to be positioned dependent on the distance to the previous movie clip. The fifth step simply repeats the previous step so that we keep moving the movie clips. This is due to that the mouse keeps moving and thus we have to move the movie clips.

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