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Your description/intent is a little unclear. One way is to just have your object start at frame 11. I am not sure what you are saying about having a bunch of blank keyframes, but if that is true, you don't need keyframes for that, just plain ole frames following one blank keyframe is all you need.
If you truly want it to exist but also want it hidden for the first 10 frames, then you neeed to make it a movieclip symbol and assign it an instance name so that you can tell it to be visible or not wherever needed along the timeline.
Sorry - bad terminology on my part. I've re-phrased the situation below:
I've got a series of layers from an imported photoshop file. One of those layers starts off invisible in the timeline - frame 1 has a blank keyframe, frames 2 through 20 are white (blank frames).
I want the layer to be visible from frame 21. What do I do to make it visible?
Message was edited by: Mike_Abbott - to add image.
The white frames indicate that there is no content on that layer. So I'm not sure of the difference of "nothing" being visible or invisible....
If you want something visible after frame 21, you just need to put a keyframe (which you have) and then put some content onto that layer.
When I imported that document from Photoshop that layer did contain content. I then created that blank keyframe at frame 1. In doing so I thought I had simply 'hidden' the content of that layer - but from your message it seems I've 'deleted' it? How can I put it back into frames 21 to 30?
The object appears in the library, but if I try and drag it into the timeline I get a 'no entry' sign ???
OK. I get it. You've got to drag from the library to the stage. Previously I thought I'd 'hidden' the content on the layer, not 'deleted' it - so I was looking for a way (in the timeline) to make it visible again.
Thanks to those who responded.