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    Default Help me with using random numbers!

    Ok so heres a snipper of what I'm trying to do with a few colours

    Java Code:
    import java.util.Random;
    int random = randomNumbers.nextInt(256);		
    	Color color1 = new Color(random, random, random);
    I want to create a few colours this way (colours 1-10) but get the same product each time, I suppose the reason for this is that the values of random arent changing (however they do change if you resize the picture! but again they all change to the same product)

    my question is, do I really need to create 3*10 seperate instances of the Random class to get what I want, or is there a way for it to recalculate random for each argument?

    thank you experts

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    Default Re: Help me with using random numbers!

    but get the same product each time
    Could you print out and post the values you are getting to show what you mean by "the same product each time"?
    You don't show enough code to know what it is doing.
    If you don't understand my response, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Help me with using random numbers!

    Typically a program will create just one instance of Random. But call its methods as many times as needed.

    Java Code:
    import java.awt.Color;
    import java.util.Random;
    public class Foo {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
                // create it once...
            Random rand = new Random();
            for(int times = 0; times < 42; times++) {
                    // ... but use it many times
                Color color = new Color(rand.nextInt(256), rand.nextInt(256), rand.nextInt(256));
                System.out.println("Random colour is " + color);
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