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Do you have autoplay in your symbols? If you check off autoplay then you could manipulate them when needed from either the main timeline or something else you decide.
Thank you for that. But I can only find the "autoplay" checkbox when Stage is selected. Is there a way to deselect it for each symbol?
I appreciate your help with this. I know it's basic.
Nevermind....read a little more and found it. THANKS. Will try this.
Sorry I did not see your answer.
When you create a symbol, you get a screen where you can check off the autoplay.
Otherwise you can open the symbol and you will see the autoplay box in the left panel.
Then in order to play your symbols you will need to call them properly. The API is a great doc to use.
(very simple sample file here: https://www.box.com/s/344cva8fjwixbakeodhg ). The code for the symbol is on the main timeline.
Example: I have a symbol that contains a red circle called myCircle. With the code below the click event hides the circle.
var myRectangle = sym.getSymbol("myRectangle");
or you could use from composition ready of stage:
// this will hide the red circle when you click on the symbol myRectangle.
Or if you want to play a symbol name myelement timeline you would use:
or if you have several labels in that symbol, you could play them - let's say you have a label call firstStop you will invoke it with:
If you want to hide a symbol, you do not have to use getSymbol. You can just use for the example above:
If you want to play a symbol timeline from another symbol you will have to use different code. Let me know if this is what you want.