Newbie still struggling to convert an animation into a movie
clip for import into a "SlideShow" Presentation template.
I know this is really basic stuff, but I've checked all the
help files & a couple of books, and I still can't work out what
I'm doing wrong. I'd be really grateful for any help. I'm using
Flash 8 Pro / Windows XP.
I've done the following:
1)Highlighted all layers of all frames of my animation
4) Ticked the MovieClip radio button, given it a name, and
the newly created MC has appeared in the library, and also as a
single frame / single layer nested within the original (multiple
frames / multiple layers) animation which created it.
5) When I run the nested single frame using Ctrl-Enter, the
MC works. So far, so good....
Now here's where I'm hitting a problem:
1) I open a new Flash document , or one of the Flash
2) I open the Library from the previous animation, containing
my newly created movie clip
3) I create a blank keyframe in the new Flash document /
4) I drag the newly created MC from the library associated
with my original animation (above) onto the stage of the new Flash
I just get a little circle with a cross-hair on the stage.
The Properties window confirms its an instance of my newly
created movie clip, but its H(eight) and W(idth) are both zero, and
give error message "Invalid Size and Position" if I try to change
them to anything else...
When I try to test the movie (Ctrl-Enter). Blank screen; no
I've also tried creating the _MC as above, then saving and
closing the original animation, opening a new flash document, and
importing the _MC using the import to library command. Still no
Am I doing something wrong in the way I'm transferring the
clip between different libraries ?
Why does the MC work when nested in the animation which
created it, but not when I try to export it to a new animation ?