2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2006 12:53 PM by freyne

    movie clip

    freyne
      Hello there folks,
      I have a movie clip of a hydraulic cylinder on its own layer, I have another movie on the main timeline, my problem is this,
      I need the movie clip to be on the stage throughout the entire movie and I need the movie clip to run when a specific frame on the main timeline is reached with the playhead...........thanks in advance
        • 1. Re: movie clip
          Level 7
          freyne,

          > I have a movie clip of a hydraulic cylinder on its own
          > layer,

          Gotcha. One hydraulic cylinder on its own layer. Which layer? Main
          timeline, I presume?

          > I have another movie on the main timeline,

          So if I'm reading you right, you have two movie clips on the main
          timeline.

          > my problem is this, I need the movie clip to be on the
          > stage throughout the entire movie

          Which of the two? Both?

          > and I need the movie clip to run when a specific frame
          > on the main timeline is reached with the playhead

          Are you saying that your one (or more) of your movie clips is an
          animation, and that you only want the animation to start at a certain point?
          If so, put a keyframe in your movie clip at the desired frame. Select your
          movie clip *before* that point in the timeline. Look at the Property
          inspector. You'll see a listbox in the upper left corner. Change the movie
          clip's behavior to a Graphic and make sure its settings to the right of that
          are Single Frame, with 1 in the First field. That will hold this movie clip
          on frame 1 until the keyframe. After the keyframe, your clip's behavior
          should be Movie Clip (which it will be).


          David
          stiller (at) quip (dot) net
          Dev essays: http://www.quip.net/blog/
          "Luck is the residue of good design."


          • 2. Re: movie clip
            freyne Level 1
            thanks David