Understanding and creating movie clips


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Understanding and creating movie clips

In this chapter we're going to be working with movie clip symbols. Movie clip symbols work different from graphic symbols and of course, buttons. You can create a movie clip symbol by selecting any piece of artwork and then pressing the keyboard shortcut F8. You can choose movie clip symbol for the type and that's all you need to do to create a movie clip symbol. By this point, you should have a lot of practice creating symbols, so I'm not going to go into that process in detail. Let's take a look at our movie clip on the Stage. When I select the biker, you'll see that it's a movie clip in the Properties panel.

It's an instance of a movie clip named Biker. Notice my timeline only has one frame. If I double-click the Biker movie clip, you'll see that it has multiple frames. If this were a graphic symbol, the main timeline would need enough frames to accommodate this animation. But with a movie clip symbol, the animation will loop regardless of whether there'...

Understanding and creating movie clips
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Understanding and creating movie clips 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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