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The best one is to not use Scenes. They were originally designed to help timeline animators keep their work organized. When published to the swf, the scenes actually go away and the swf is just one main timeline.
With the addition of ActionScript to Flash they have never worked really well. So if you are only doing timeline animation by all means use them. If you are going to use code: Don't!
I think it might help if you change the code to something like:
But I'm not sure. And if that does work, really think about your next project and don't use scenes in the future! Really...
Unfortunately that didn't work, thanks though. I'm surprised to hear that scenes are bad news. In college they practically beat it into our heads that scenes were the end-all-be-all. If I trash the scenes what method do I use then? Just everything in one timeline?
Bad college! Bad College!
Scenes are great for timeline animation. They just don't play well with actionscript. Often they work fine on this project and that one, but then for some reason it just goes kaput on the next project and then you are caught out.
You could use just one timeline. Give the different sections labels and jump to the labels. But sometimes it gets difficult to keep everything organized on one timeline. Really the dominant metaphor of Flash is the MovieClip. So depending upon exactly what you are doing I would say organize your "scenes" into movieclips.
You can then use code to hide/show the various clips as needed and control each of their timelines.
Okay, thanks very much. I'll try that.