2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2016 8:53 AM by Myra Ferguson

    Animate multiple symbols at once?

    gwyneth_c Level 1

      I'm new to the program, so thank you for bearing with me with this question. I've tried to find the answer, but have had no luck.


      I have multiple symbols, each with their own animations. I now want to animate all of the symbols positions to the left, all at once. How would I go about doing this? I know that in After Effects you would parent the layers to a null object and then animate the null. Does anyone know the equivalent in Animate CC?


      Thank you very much!

        • 1. Re: Animate multiple symbols at once?
          Colin Holgate MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          If you put the symbols into their own layers you can then apply a tween to the symbol in each layer. If the symbols are always in the same relative position you could select the symbols and use Modify/Convert to Symbol... to put them all into a Graphic or a MovieClip (Graphic would make sense unless you intend to move the object using code). Then you could just tween that single symbol, that contains all of the other symbols. That approach would be much the same as parenting to a null object, if you want to think of it that way.

          • 2. Re: Animate multiple symbols at once?
            Myra Ferguson Adobe Community Professional

            If you're moving them all to the left at once as if to simulate a camera move, you could use the new virtual camera. Click the new camera tool in Tools (or C for the keyboard shortcut). Insert a keyframe on the Camera layer and move it where you want it to start and insert one where you want it to stop. Then add a Classic Tween.