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Mushroom MovieClips

Guidelines and Assessment Rubric

We're going to add some additional features to the mushroom assignment you've worked on in the past.

  1. A movie clip that shows the following:
    • Repetitive animation of a sun flying by.
    • Repetitive animation of the moon flying by.
    • Repetative animation of the sky transitioning between "light" (day) and "dark" (night) these should be timed for when the sun/moon go by.
  2. A movie clip that shows a Shiitake mushroom growing. While making it look like a Shiitake mushroom is not as important for this assignment, making it act like one is. Shiitake mushrooms need light to stimulate their growth (so your mushroom should only grow during the daytime).
  3. When the mushroom finishes growing, all animation should stop (it's okay if that means the sun or moon is caught in mid air).

If you are already well versed in Flash: Track the number of day/night cycles and display the current period (e.g. "day 1" , "day 2", etc . . . ) somewhere on the screen using a dynamic text field. This code should work even if you decide to extend the period of mushroom growth without having to make any changes. You might also try to reverse enginner the happyContinuous.swf that is part of the download files for this week (if a user holds down their mouse button, you keep moving the face animation in the relevant direction).

  • Deliverables: flash development file (.fla)
  • File Naming convention: assignment5{YourName}.fla (so if your name were Sam Walker you would name the file assignment5SamWalker.fla).

Assessment Rubric

Your assignment will be assessed using the following rubric:

Criteria Points
Do you use a consistent naming convention for layers, symbols, and pseudo-symbols in this case the image bitmaps? Did all of your layers have a meaningful name? (e.g. "layer 1" is not an option) 1 points
Is your project easy to change and update?
  • you should have only the number of instances you absolutely need for each symbol.
  • you should use consistent tab stops for your code don't be shy about using the autoformat button in the actions window.
  • Finally, you should not have any "magic numbers." For the purposes of this class, a magic number is defined as a value in ActionScript that is used in more than one piece of code, but not updatable in one place.
3 points
Do you have a well organized timeline (related layers are near each other, elements are where they are promised e.g. student photos are in the pictures layer, not the buttons layer). 2 points
Are all of the required elements (see above) present and working correctly? 4 points
Total 10 points
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