Displaying the Current Frame of a movie in the movie

  • Sean Dempsey
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am working on a simple test for hand/eye coordination, and I would like to have the current frame displayed in my movie, some people have to press the spacebar when 2 things line up, and they line up exactly on frame 49. I want it so when the people press the spacebar, it says what frame they are on (since its at 100 fps), they can then see how many hundreths of a second they were off.

Does anyone know of a simple way to just display the current frame in the movie, so that when they press spacebar, they can see how many frames before or after there were from the target?

Thanks alot!
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

To get the current frame of a movieclip use mC._currentframe;. Using this at 100 FPS isn't going to be very accurate from system to system, even the fastest systems aren't going to run exactly 100 FPS.
I'd consider adjusting the movie to run at 25 FPS & multiply the numbers by 4. Alot more systems will be able to get to 25 FPS than 100.

(Television runs at 30 FPS last I knew)
  • lostinbeta
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Systems typically have trouble keeping up with even 24fps... and it's never recommended to go over 60fps MAX.

Basic FPS use is between 24 and 30, but it all depends on the project... sometimes the default 12 can cut it.

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