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Chris Hammond
Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 12:21:50 am

Hi all,

I am hoping somebody can help as I have been racking my brain about this, and I may be missing something simple.

I have a client that wanted me to create an animation for a prize draw. There are 16 winners and 16 prizes. The 16 winners have already been picked and are static on the screen. I need to allocate the 1 prize to each of the 16 winners in a completely random fashion, so if I run the script again it will have a completely different out come. It needs be completely random for legal reasons.

What I have created already is the following. The names of the prize scramble after the name of the winner for 3 seconds then moves on to the next winners name with the animation repeating until 16 prizes have been distributed randomly. The trouble is the way I have set this up is that the same prize appears at the same time every time I run it and have been informed that it is not random enough.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to get around this? Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers.


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:24:26 am

You said "script" but did you mean expression? A script should give you a different sequence each time.

Dan



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Chris Hammond
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:04:00 am

Hi Dan,

Yes I meant expression. I am just trying to get different results each time it runs for specified period of time, say 3 seconds. Any advice?


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:22:33 am

Not really, unless you're willing to do it with a script.

Dan



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Chris Hammond
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:24:35 am

Willing to do it with script if you're able to help.


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 6:49:11 am

What does your expression look like? Maybe you could do it by just tying your random seed to a slider. Adjust the slider, get different results.

Dan



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Chris Hammond
Re: Random Name Selector for Prize Animation
on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:46:37 pm

All figured out, thanks dan.


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