out of the actual movie clip and convert it so that it sits on the main timeline, so that you can see/view and edit the contents of that animation all on your main timeline along with all your other content? Impossible??? I know it sounds like an odd question (or does it?). I was able to set up this great little animation as a movie clip and it's in my library. I can drag it onto my stage, and click way into so that it opens up the layers and tweens of the animation, but I'd like all those layers and tweens to sit on my main timeline along with my other contents so I can edit them at the same time and so that I can preview all of it together using the controller "Play" button and such.
Does that even make sense?
I think what I am asking is something that may even seem anathema to most professional flash animators. I found a youtube video of how to make nested movie clips, but what I'm looking to do is actually take it in reverse, and put it on my timeline.
(this is for CS6, even though the video I watched is for CS5)
You could change the copy of the movieclip on the stage to be a Graphic instead. You would still have to double click into it to edit the animation, but you would be able to scrub through it on the main timeline.
Failing that, you can copy the layers or frames inside the movieclip, and paste those in the main timeline.
Hi Colin, that one response of yours just helped me understand a lot more about Flash than I ever did, once I took your suggestions and tried them out. So incredibly helpful. THANK YOU!