I have recently been experimenting with aninmation in Flash, but now I've run into a problem-- whenever I try to add bones to a bitmap image I want to animate, I get a message saying that I "cannot link bitmap objects." Does this mean that bones can't be applied at all to raster graphics? I also tried converting the image to vectors via the Trace Bitmap function, but when I attempt to add bones to the result it complains that "the image is too complex. Please optimize or convert to a movie clip." I followed its directions, but it continued to complain that the image was too complex. As a sanity check, I drew a simple X on the frame with the pencil tool and received the same 'too complex' message from Flash when I tried to add bones to it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might fix this- I'd really like to be able to make armatures for some game sprites I have...
U can link only symbols using the bone tool.
Here are few links that give pretty detailed explanation for their ususage