import your jpg to flash>place it on the stage>while it's still selected, click modify>bitmap>trace bitmap (experiment with settings).
after converting to a vector (tracing bitmap), use the lasso tool to select one body part you want to animate independently of the other parts (eg, the left forearm)>right click>click convert to symbol>select movieclip (if you're going to use actionscrpt) or graphic (if you're going to animate using timeline tweening).
continue selecting other body parts and converting to symbols until the entire jpg is sliced and converted.
I am glad I asked Kglad...I was about to go about it the LONG way around. Thanks. I will go mess around with that
Kgald, Real quick I
import your jpg to flash>place it on the stage>while it's still selected, click modify>bitmap>trace bitmap
after converting to a vector (tracing bitmap)
When selecting the Lasso tool, to use it on the vectored file it moves the file around my work area. It does not Lasso it? What am I missing?
one more thing I got the lasso to work by creating a second layer. But how do I keep chopping? I created a third layer and proceeded yet it reverts back to my original cut including the original cut and not the new cut? "Makes a box around the area where my last cut was,also included the new cut. A 'Box' keeps appearing around the area? Is there a video on this somewhere? Or a proper name for what I am doing to find a video tutoiral?
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after converting to a vector you should be able to lasso any part you want. that will select the lassod part. right click >convert to symbol>movieclip. then cut that piece and paste in place in a new layer whose visibility you can toggle on and off to see what's already been selected.