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Author: Siddharth
Initially we set the variable id to 1 and then increment it everytime a new MovieClip is created by the duplicateMovieClip() function.

We also set a condition which resets the id to 1 when id becomes greater than 100. This is done to keep the names of the duplicated clips small.

  • random() is a function which takes a number as its argument. random(3) will yield either 0,1 or 2. Similarly, random(2) will yield either 0 or 1.

  • _root["trail"+id]._x+=random(20) is the same as _root["trail"+id]._x=_root["trail"+id]._x+random(20)
  • Similarly,_root["trail"+id]._y+=random(20) is the same as _root["trail"+id]._y=_root["trail"+id]._y+random(20)

The above two statements randomize the location of the duplicated MovieClips to give a spread effect. You can omit the two statements if you want a simple linear trail.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2006-04-08
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