Hi. I am making an animated music video, so I have one song playing throughout my piece. First thing I did was the animatic/storyboard---the whole video sketched out with the song. Now I am chopping it into scenes for character animation. I selected all the keyframes---including those in the song track---and pasted them into new, separate Flash projects.
Problem is, the song plays from the beginning in every scene (and in fact I can't get it to stop). I think I understand why this happens -- it's using what I have in the library, and it's the whole song that is in the library. So, do I have to conclude the worst case scenario: that I have to chop up the song outside Flash (which would be error-prone, in terms of precision of timing)? Or is there another way to do this in Flash?
Thanks so much!!!
you can do it in flash. the play() (as3) and start() (as2) methods accept a starttime parameter.
Ooh, I really appreciate your replying, but I'm afraid I need a little more explanation---I don't know what these terms mean. Is it ActionScript? I'm a character-animation designer, not a web developer. Would you mind expanding on your suggestion?
as3 = actionscript 3.0, etc
and you should use actionscript to control your sound. check the sound class in the help files.
you could also create a movieclip and attach your sound to frame 1 of the movieclip and assign its sync to stream. you could then use gotoAndPlay() applied to your sound movieclip to play the sound from and to various points but this would be a clumsy way to handle sound.