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Convert All Instances of a Graphic to a MovieClip

Jul 1, 2013 5:01 AM

Tags: #command #movie_clip #graphic

Okay, so I've created an animation, many parts of which are simple graphics, and everything works fine.

However I've now realised that I need some of the graphics to be movieclips so that I can enable some scripted behaviour. Now, I know how to do this by selecting the frame, selecting the graphic and changing its type to MovieClip, but this only works for a single keyframe at a time which is simply not an option, as I have loads of keyframes for a single graphic, and I have several that need convert.

 

So what I'd like to know is; is there a way that I can convert all instances of a graphic in a timeline into a movieclip?

 

If Flash does not have this capability as standard, then are there any scripts/commands that I can install that do this? I have a very useful one for easily naming a heap of movieclip instances, but it won't convert graphics unfortunately.

If no command exists either, then can anyway point me to some good examples of how to create a custom command? In particularly I'd need to know how to find the current selection (frames) and work through them looking for graphics to convert.

 
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    Jul 1, 2013 6:07 AM   in reply to Haravikk
     
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    Jul 1, 2013 9:05 PM   in reply to Haravikk

    Hi Haravikk ,

     

    You can check this link - http://gingold.com.au/content/view/89/68/

     

    Let me know in case of any questions.

     

    Thanks and Regards,

    Sudeshna Sarkar

    Adobe Flash Professional Team

     
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  • kglad
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    Jul 2, 2013 8:20 AM   in reply to sudeshna sarkar

    @sudeshna,

     

    among other things, i don't see symbolType documented in the 6/11/13 extending flash pro document, http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flash/cs/extend/flash_extending_reference. pdf

     

    do you know where the latest jsfl features are documented?

     
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to kglad

    Hi kglad,

     

    SymbolType property has been existing in the previous Flash versions as well. You can check out the headings symbolInstance.symbolType and symbolItem.symbolType in your link to the help doc.

    For new Javascript APIs added or modified in Flash CC you may refer the What's New section in the same doc.

     

    -Nipun

     
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:53 AM   in reply to Nipun Asthana

    thank you.

     
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