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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 14. Nesting Animations in Movie Clip and Graphic Symbols

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • Making and using nested clips

  • Working with Movie Clip’s independent Timeline

  • Differences between Movie Clip and Graphic symbols

  • Addressable movie clip instances

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When you see what Movie Clip symbols can do, you’ll be blown away. Inside a Movie Clip, you can create an animation, and then in the main movie, you can animate an instance of that clip. For example, you can create a rotating wheel clip, and then animate the rotating wheel, so it not only rotates, but moves across the screen as well. Symbols should not be new to you. You learned quite a bit about them in Hour 4, “Staying Organized with the Library and Layers.” ...

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