You can put the frames of the man walking into a movieclip, and then add a motion tween to the movieclip.
So what do you mean? Im only a beginner and don't really get what you mean. So you mean convert the default built in animations into a movie clip and then add a motion tween? Or the other way around?
I'm so confused, is it possible for you to give me a screenshot or a video explaining this please? Only a beginner so.
See if you can follow these steps:
Right-click on the layer name for Person Walking-1.
Select Copy Layer.
Go to the Library, and right-click in and empty part of the library window and select New Symbol. Make it be a movieclip.
You'll now be inside that new movieclip. Right-click in the layer 1 name and select Paste Layer.
You now have a moveiclip of your walking person. Go back to the top Scene level, and make a new layer.
Drag the new movieclip onto the stage.
You should now be able to add a motion tween to that new layer. If that has worked you can delete your original Person Walking-1 layer.
Thanks mate, that NEARLY did the job, but I still have one issue though.
I've managed to do the above steps but after I import then new movie clip to the stage, it now shows one frame and I can create a motion tween. But the pre-built animations are gone! The image now doesn't walk and move its legs; but I can add motion tween and move it around. So I am kind of half way there. If I open the Movie Clip Scene, the pic moves there but after importing to the stage, it doesn't move/do it's pre-built animations, it only does my motion tween.
I have video of my situation:
Make sure you haven't applied any tints or filters to the movieclip. You could also try it as a Graphic instead of a movieclip, then you would be able to scrub the timeline, and should see the walk cycle.
Thanks mate it worked when I export it. If I view it in flash it doesn't move, if I export it CTRL+ENTER it's fine.
thanks for your help (and why did you guys mark the solution before I even solved it? Anyways it's all good now so thanks)
Thanks mate it worked when I export it. If I view it in flash it doesn't move...
That's because you made it a Movieclip instead of a Graphic. Or you made it a Graphic but didn't set the Looping option to "Loop".