I'm trying to make a counter for a hobby of mine, and my friends, and I'm trying to make it so that pressing a button will make numbers go up, or down. It's hard to explain what I'm doing, but I basically need 2 layers to operate in the same frame. One of the counters starts at 20, and can go either up or down, and then the other one has to be able to go up or down while the other stays the same number. For instance, if I press a button and make one side's 20 go to 19, the other one has to stay at 20 until that sides button is pressed.
I've created a bunch of frames where the number on the right side changes, but I don't know how to make them both operate independantly. Any ideas?
Why don't you save yourself some effort and just use two of the Numberic Stepper components that are readily available in the components library?
Beyond that, there's no telling from your description what you have done or what code you are using. If you get one working you should be able to recreate it for the second, especially if you make the first one as a self-contained movieclip.
How do I make it a self-contained movieclip?
Built it up inside a movieclip symbol instead of on the main timeline.