Linking and animating objects

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Fairly new to Animate, though I used Flash many years ago.

I have an Animate document (AS 3.0 at this stage) with an imported Illustator file as seperate layers on the stage.  No problems there.

 

Now I want to link certain layers to animate (just move left right, up down) together.  I have done this through layer parenting.  No problems there either.

 

Now there is a button on the stage that I want to use to move some linked layers.  I gather I need to turn the linked layers into a MovieScript symbol.  When doing that, the links disappear and the linked elements lose their connection and spatial relationship.

 

Now I'm wondering if I should be using HTML Canvas (I prefer JavaScript and HTML...).  Though I'm not sure what the benefits either way might be or how I can link layers in HTML5 in Animate.

 

Some advice would be appreciated.

 

Peter

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Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

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create a new fla

create a new movieclip symbol

copy and paste the linked layers from the problematic to the new movieclip timeline in the new fla

any problems?

 

if not, add that new movieclip to the new fla's main timeline

if no problems, add your button and animate that movieclip.

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