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Clint Milner
How to convert a timeline animation to MC
on Dec 8, 2008 at 5:13:36 pm

AS3.0 CS4

I have a timeline animation with alpha and basic motion in a tween that is around 300 frames long.

I want to know if there is a way to take everything in this one timeline and convert it to movie clip to use in other projects.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but this is my process:
-unlocked all layers (there are no masks)
-selected all
-F8 --> MC (movie1_mc)
-pinned the library
-opened the new fla project
-dropped the (movie1_mc) on Layer 1 of the new fla and Ctrl+Enter'd

Does the new fla timeline have to be 300 frames long? What if I add 5 more movieclips each with 300 frames?

I'd like to be able to have other users create their own timelines and then I'll compose everything at the end.

Thanks all for the help!


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Jen deHaan
Re: How to convert a timeline animation to MC
on Dec 8, 2008 at 6:31:18 pm

Hi Clint,

You will copy all the frames from the timeline, and paste them into a new MC symbol. Select all the frames, right-click and choose Copy Frames, insert a new MC, and then right-click the first frame and choose Paste frames (all 300 or whatnot will be inserted).

Then you can drop the MC into a new document.


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