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Author: Darren Hundt

Step 2

Add a second layer to the main timeline called actions On the first keyframe of the actions layer, add this actionscript:
                if(typeof(moviec) == "string"){
    	var temp=new Object()
    	if (temp.distx>0) {
    	else {
    	if (temp.disty>0) {
    	else {
    	return temp
This sets up a function that can be applied to our movieclips and returns an object containing the following data:

distx=distance between two clips on the x axis
disty=distance between two clips on the y axis
distance=distance between two clips in a straight line
directionx & directiony=numbers that are 1 or -1 depending on whether movieclip1 is above or below or left of or right of movieclip2
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-04-11
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