Few months ago I started animating in flash. I want to make a simple short animation in flash, but having some problems. I hope someone can help me out.
Summery of the story:
It's about two characters both owning a butchery in the same street. The characters are both mad on each other about an aggressive sales campaign. They are sitting on a park bench along the river and talking about how much they hate each other.
On scene1 I have three layers: Action, frame and main. The background and characters are on the main layer. The characters are completely rigged (Movieclip symbols). For example (If you want to go to the pupils of character 1; Scene1 - main - character 1 - head - eye_L/R - pupil. I want a separate movieclip symbol for each shot (when the character talks and moves). To make this possible I duplicated the character 1 symbol, but unfortunately only the character duplicates and not the (child) symbols like the head, arms or legs. So, I don't know how to edit the character (with all the child symbols) separate from the main layer.
Maybe, there is an easier way to edit the entire character separate from it's main layer. Please help me out!