Hi, I am trying to use the bone tool on a jpeg image I edited in photoshop. When I import it I have to "break-apart" the image to use the bone tool on it and all seems fine. but when the pose is set, the image vanishes during the motion. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
You should put the image inside of a movie clip before using the bone tool with it.
It doesn't let me select it with the bone tool when it is anything but "broken apart" it
Before using the bone tool, place your bitmap on the stage and F8 (or Modify>Convert to Symbol) to convert to movie clip, button, or graphic. You can then use the IK tools on that symbol. If you are simply "Breaking Apart" the image, Flash turns it into a vector square with a bitmap fill. If that bitmap has transparency, once you manipulate the IK armiture, the bitmap will "disappear" either all together or by the defining edges of the vector shape. Raw vectors and symbols do not mix with the IK tools, only one or the other.
Bitmaps do not link with the IK tools directly.