This is an article discussion thread for discussing the SitePoint article, “Flash Script - Falling Snow Effect”
Now go back to the main timeline, and create three key frames in this layer.
Insert these actions into the first key frame:
snowparticles = 0;
i = 0;
- Insert this action into the second key frame:
duplicateMovieClip(“snow”,“snow” add i,i)
setProperty(“snow” add i,_x,random(450))
setProperty(“snow” add i,_xscale,scale)
setProperty(“snow” add i,_yscale,scale)
- Insert this action into the third key frame:
why does the snow dissappear after a while?
In the snow movieclip’s 2nd keyframe, replace the first line of code with these lines:
flakespeed = getProperty(“”, _xscale) / 15;
setProperty (“”, _y, mov=mov+flakespeed);
It will make the snowflakes fall at different speeds, depending on their size. Smaller flakes fall slower, creating a 3d-ish effect. Increase 15 to something bigger to slow things down, and likewise decrease it to speed snowflakes up.
I’m using this little script for an xmas ad right now The snow disappears to the right after some time due to this code:
ran = ran - 10;
Just remove this line and the snow should start at the top of the screen again.
I’m still having problems with some flickering in the top section of the window.
I replaced this:
setProperty (“”, _y, 50);
setProperty (“”, _y, 0);
and that seemed to help.
you might also want to check out this snow tutorial
plus… the sitepoint one is a older, so the actionscript is a bit out dated…
um… can’t u just give us the code???
this is the one to use
this is the worst snow i have seen all day
this is all good but wat we need to see is more snow and mountains all full with ice.
i’m not a big expert at flash… but… can’t i use other animations, like zooming an object, while snow is falling??
plz reply thk u
Here’s a more modern as3 version that requires a snowflake movieclip in the library with ‘export for actionscript’ linkage class set to snowflake:
var snowarr = new Array();
var maxflakes:int = 60;
for(var s:int = 0; s<maxflakes; s++)
var sf:snowflake = new snowflake();
addChild(sf as DisplayObject);
sf.x = Math.random()*stage.stageWidth;
sf.y = 0-Math.random()stage.stageWidth;
var snowsize:Number = .3+(Math.random().6);
sf.scaleX = sf.scaleY = sf.snowsize = snowsize;
sf.cacheAsBitmap = true;
for(var f:int = 0; f<maxflakes; f++)