i saw a tutorial on youtube about making a character talk, my only question is how do you make the head a symbol AND have all the layers in it? when i convert my head into a symbol and double click, it opens the head but with only 1 layer on it...please help
If you converted it to a symbol after creating all the layers it is normal for it to compress to one layer. It is probably easiest to do from the start by creating the symbol first then building the layers inside it.
To do it after having created all the layers what you can do is select all the layers/frames involved and then right click the selection and choose Copy Frames. Then create a new empty movieclip symbol, right click the one keyframe in it and select Paste Frames. In doing that, all of the frames/layers will fill out the timeline intact.
copy and pasting into the new library...i just did it by renaming everything as "character 1, 2, 3, etc..." but is there another way? or is this THE way? i've only been dealing with flash cs4 for over a week now...