My friends and I are trying to make a flash animation. We
each have our own individual parts we are working on. And we want
to know if there's a way to put all the (.fla) files together in
when we're finished to make only one file that will be the flash
movie or if what we have to do is work only on one original .fla
file which would be extremely long as far as timeline, effects,
etc. to make a flash animation movie.
You can certainly copy and paste everything onto one long
timeline when everyone's done. But depending on your computer
setup, the resulting FLA could be very clunky to work on.
Also, it will produce a rather large SWF, which if put
online, will make for long loading times. Remember, not everyone
has broadband. Plus, it could bog down a viewer's system. It is
common to produce several separate SWFs, one for each major scene,
then use another SWF as a wrapper, using loadMovie to load the
first SWF, and then while it's playing, starting to download the
second one, and so on. Then your animation will start playing
quickly, and should continue to play seamlessly.