So I'm working on the animation of a character, I've set up a main graphic symbol for the whole character and an individual symbol for each part of the character inside the main symbol like each arm, leg, hands, ect. Whenever I click into a specific object and animate it on its own timeline and leave it to the main timeline, the animation I did doesn't show up on the main timeline, if I go back in, it's working just fine. I figure I could animate on the main timeline solely, but I'd like to do it the right way. What's going on?
how are you testing?
(if you're playing the timeline, you won't see any nested animations. click control>test movie or publish and open the published files in your browser or flash player.)
You could also select the movieclip on your timeline and then switch it to graphic (play once/ or loop) in the properties panel.
This way you can see what happens inside when moving your playhead along in the main timeline.
(don't change to a graphic if you are going to use actionscript to control your character.)