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but if it's not a bug, what's the reason for them to make it so difficult?
I have the same question, I find this most infuriating.1 person found this helpful
Not really a bug, but just (IMHO) a bit of sloppy design on the part of the Flash creators.1 person found this helpful
Scenes were a great way of organizing authortime created timeline animations. During publishing Flash just strings all the scenes end to end creating one long timeline.
The problem really comes in when you start combining Actionscript control of the playhead with scenes. And the advice Craig Grummitt is great, but to my mind doesn't go far enough. If you are planning on using AS then I recommend not using scenes at all. With careful design you can use individual movieclips instead of scenes to organize what might otherwise be unwieldy timelines.
Besides the MovieClip is sort of the central paradigm upon which Flash/ActionScript is based – so to my mind it is a better way to organize file. There are so many methods, properties, and events for the MovieClip class so it really gives you control. In the end scenes don't even exist in your file, so what kind of control will you have then? (Of course maybe I need to work on my control issues, but that is for another forum!)
Oh, PS for 5chen, it reminds me of that old joke.1 person found this helpful
Doctor: Does it hurt when you do this?
Patient: Yes doctor.
Doctor: Well then stop doing that!
It may be infuriating and annoying, but in the end it is the way it is. And personally I find the "work around" to be better than the "more naive" approach. Suck it up and in the end you will be glad. Really!