[thelist] Randomly Play Flash Scenes

Jono Young jono at charlestonwebsolutions.com
Wed Jun 22 12:14:16 CDT 2005

Using Flash MX 2004 Professional, I need to create a 2 (or more)  
scene Flash movie that will play each scene randomly each time the  
Flash (swf) file is loaded in a browser.

For example if you visit the website you see scene 1 of the flash  
movie play, but if you reload or revisit the same website, you see a  
different scene.  I am very good with the animation in Flash, I just  
haven't devoted enough time to learning the scripting available in MX  

What is the best way to accomplish this in Flash MX2004 Professional?

I found this in the Flash help files, but action scripting is not my  


Flash Player 5. In Flash Player 4, the methods and properties of the  
Math class are emulated using approximations and might not be as  
accurate as the non-emulated math functions that Flash Player 5  


Math.random() : Number


The following example returns a random number between two specified  

function randRange(min:Number, max:Number):Number {
   var randomNum:Number = Math.round(Math.random()*(max-min))+min;
   return randomNum;
for (var i = 0; i<25; i++) {
   trace(randRange(4, 11));

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