Organizing a complex object into layers


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Organizing a complex object into layers

In this chapter we're going to talk about some advanced animation techniques. We'll start by talking about how to take an object with many movie clips and how to separate those movie clips into individual layers. If you're following along, I'm working in 01_Distribute_Layers.fla in the Chapter 05 folder in the Exercise Files folder. In the timeline there's one layer called robot and on that layer there's an instance of a movie clip called mcRobot. I'm going to double click the instance on the stage to enter its timeline. Inside of the mcRobot's timeline you can select each element of the robot and find that each one of those elements is a separate movie clip.

Now what we want is to put all of these movie clips on individual named layers. Now if we're going to cut and paste the movie clips that could be a very tedious process. In Flash, you can actually select a bunch of objects and put those objects in separate layers using one quick technique called Di...

Organizing a complex object into layers
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Organizing a complex object into layers provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

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