Flash: How to Convert a Graphic Symbol to a Movie Clip


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Converting a graphic symbol to a movie clip

Let's say you had an animation stored in a graphic symbol and you wanted to convert that animation into a movie clip. There're two steps of doing that Instances have something called the behavior and they're linked to a symbol. So if you want to change a graphic symbol that's already on the Stage, you'll need to change both the behavior and the symbol itself. Let's look at changing the symbol first. I'll go to the Library, and then I'm going to find the Biker animation. It's a graphic symbol.

You can tell because of the graphic symbol icon. Note that the movie clip icon has a purple background and does not have the same shapes as the graphic symbol. So I'll right-click the Biker graphic symbol and choose Properties. In this menu, I can change the type of the symbol by clicking the drop-down. So I'll go to Movie Clip and then click OK. So the biker is now a movie clip symbol. I mentioned earlier that you have to change the behavior as well. If you sel...

Converting a graphic symbol to a movie clip
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Converting a graphic symbol to a movie clip provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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