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Stacking or "z" order

Mar 8, 2012 7:24 AM

In Catalyst can I control the stacking order of objects or groups in states?

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    Mar 9, 2012 7:56 AM   in reply to llaferte

    Are you looking to change the layering at runtime or while authoring? You can use the layers panel to rearrange items while authoring. At runtime, you would have to write custom ActionScript to to do this. One solution might be to have a alternate versions of the ordering, and hide and show them as needed. But this might become too complex very quickly.


    Good Luck,


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    Mar 12, 2012 10:50 PM   in reply to llaferte

    Hello llaferte, in that situation I would use the layer panel found in the upper right corner of your Flash Catalyst window. If you are familiar with Photoshop then this should come second nature, if not, i'm sure you can find tons of information on the net about layers. Anyways, personally I would just make a duplicate of what you need moved and make it not visible within the State, then make the newly duplicated one visible. Hope this helps, if not I will be glad to try and help further. As far as AS3 goes i'm not to handy in that language, so Chris may have a better idea.


    Best Wishes,

    James @

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