Randomizing animations with graphic symbols


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Randomizing animations with graphic symbols

In this movie we'll look at powerful way that you can recycle movie clips by converting them to graphics symbols. If you are following along you can open up Graphic_Symbols.fla from the Chapter_01 folder. You can also just create a few different movie clips on the Stage that contain animations. If I test the movie you'll see a bunch of monster jumping down at the exact same time. So let's say I wanted to mix up this starting frame of the animation of these monsters. One of the easiest ways to do that is by using graphics symbols instead of movie clips. But I have already used movie clip so that it can have animations on one frame, but one thing you can do in Flash is tell Flash to treat a symbol as another symbol type.

So what I am going to do is I am going to select one of the animations, I'll select the one on the right, I'll go to Properties inspector and there is a drop down that says Movie Clip and that's what type Flash is treating the symbol as. I am going...

Randomizing animations with graphic symbols
Video duration: 2m 16s 1h 57m Intermediate

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Randomizing animations with graphic symbols provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS4 Professional Tools for Character Animation

Subjects:
3D + Animation Web
Software:
Flash Professional
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