I ran into a problem, I have a movieclip symbol which is on the maintimeline in a scene. In the next scene I need the exact same elelments in the previous movieclip but in this scene I need to animate the location back anfd forth.
I figured I would copy the mc and rename then rename the elements that made the clip.
No good as it changes the names elements from the orignal mc.
Then I tried to duplicate the mc and when I tried to rename the elements inside I get the same problem.
Just dso I'm clear here is a for instance:
original mc is called handOne, inside that clip is an image of a hand on one line and a blinking number looping on another line.
this clip is stationary in the scene on the main timeline.
I need the same exact clip in the next scene but this time it needs to move across the stage.
If you want another instance of the symbol it will get another name since you need a different ID for 2 elements in the DOM.
But if you want to duplicate the symbol to make another one slighlty different, then you duplicate in the library - not the elements panel.
If you have 2 instances of the same symbol you should be able to make them do different things without affecting the first instance.
When a symbol is played entirtely you need to reset it to the beginning if you want to use it again unless it is a looping symbol. you reset with stop(0);
Since I am not sure what you are doing, I am not sure how to advise you but I hope this helps.