2 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2013 11:35 PM by claursen

    Symbol disappear from stage after being created from an image

    claursen

      Ok, first, I'm a beginner with Edge here, So I might be missing some obvious solution.

      I want to create a button. I simply change an image to symbol (as I want to animate the buttons).

       

      Once I do that and test it in preview, the symbol is gone. It never comes back. It's not put to

      'hide'. It's in the timeline...

       

      What am I missing?

        • 1. Re: Symbol disappear from stage after being created from an image
          Zaxist Level 4

          can you post your code and some detail about your symbol and object here Plz ?

          • 2. Re: Symbol disappear from stage after being created from an image
            claursen Level 1

            Hi Zaxist,

             

            Thanks for wanting to help! I was going put up the project but first I wanted to trouble shooting one last time.

            and... i got it to work!

             

            I'll put the problem here in case someone runs into this issue as a beginner.

             

            Steps to trouble shoot:

             

            There was no code put into the button, Just a simple button.

             

            I closed the project and made a new project just with an image and created the symbol. It worked. It was still there.

             

            Then I went back to the project. Turn off every layer except the symbol that disappeared. When everything was turned off, I ran the preview again and the symbol was back! Then I turned each layer back on, one by one... doing previews each step. It kept showing until the last part. then it disappeared again. I then looked at the symbol closely to compare what was different from the other layers.

             

            It was that every other layer used % instead of px at the position. The symbol used px as position and basicly jumped outside the stage.

             

            Silly mistake but I am started to understand Edge Animate. It seems that if you use %, it's best to keep consistant with it and not mix % and px in position/sizes for the layers.