I'm new to AS3 and have been working on an XML driven navigation system written in AS3.
At present, I've imported the contents of an XML file and plotted it inside a containing MovieClip created at root level dynamically on the stage. This MovieClip is called 'container'.
What I want to accomplish is a smooth, accelerating / decelerating effect which animates the container movieclip along the X axis depending on where the mouse cursor is in relation to the middle of the stage.
My code can be found here: http://pastie.org/521432
Line 87 onwards is the code I'm using right now to make the movieclip scroll left & right.
What I have does work but is clunky but does work – I just want it to be a little more polished and have drawn a blank with Google. Because I want the MovieClip to continue to scroll at the current relative speed even when the mouse stops moving, I used an instance of the Timer class.
Can anyone suggest improvements? Thanks in advance.