Converting a movie clip into a bitmap


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Converting a movie clip into a bitmap

The new convert to bitmap feature enables you to easily convert any selected object to a library bitmap. On the stage here, I have a complex vector shape. This is the type of object you might want to convert to a bitmap image if they're slowing your performance down and if you're not making many edits to them. Another reason movie clip could be a good candidate to convert to a bitmap is if there's something on it that you'd like to edit using a program like Photoshop.

So I have the movie clip which is an instance of BG. I can convert it to a bitmap by right- clicking and choosing Convert to Bitmap. And now in the Properties panel it no longer says instance of BG, it actually says bitmap, so this is a bitmap graphic right here not even inside of a symbol. So I still have that BG movie clip in the library and if I double-click it you'll see that I still have vector shapes that I can edit.

So the original symbol is unaltered, where I was working with it in a Timeline is ...

Converting a movie clip into a bitmap
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Converting a movie clip into a bitmap provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5.5 New Features

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