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(solved)choose a frame between 2 different ranges

  • per korbaach

    solution is:

    choose(int(random(0,20)),int(random(21,39)))

    The original question was:

    So I know how to ::

    choose(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) to select a certain frame number

    and I know how to

    int(random(0,39)) to randomly select a whole number between 0 and 38.

    but what if I wanted to

    randomly select a frame number between 2 different ranges?

    for example:

    I have 40 frames, and I want to NOT select one of them;

    for example frame 20

    I could do

    choose(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39)

    but this seems pretty long and time consuming if I had multiple events doing the same thing with a different number, so I was hoping that there was a way to

    do something like this:

    choose(0thru19&21thru39)

    int(random(0,19)&(21,39))

    but these don't work.

    Anyone know a solution?

    is there one?

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    per korbaach

    solution is:

    choose(int(random(0,19)),int(random(21,39)))

  • try...

    choose(int(random(19)),int(random(21,39)))

  • I think this might be some work-around in general idea:

    [pseudo code]

    randomNumber1 = random(1..19)

    randomNumber2 = random(21..39)

    pickNumber = random(1,2)

    if pickNumber == 1

    return randomNumber1

    else return randomNumber2

    ---- or a bit prettier way ----

    pickRange = random(1,2)

    if pickRange == 1

    return random(1..19)

    else return random(21..39)

  • korbaach

    Thanks for the answer.

    correct me if I am wrong but I think you meant

    choose(int(random(0,19)),int(random(21,39)))

    just so people visiting this topic don't get confused

  • BackendFreak

    thanks for answering

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  • oh,

    Just a quick reminder to those looking at this forum post ( cause I actually forgot after I tried to test the code)....

    Per the manual:

    Random(N) - Returns a random number between 0 and N, not including N

    so in the above example,

    to exclude frame 20

    the code would actually need to be

    choose(int(random(0,20)),int(random(21,39)))

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