Combine Movie Symbol Layers to One Layer

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I need to combine/merge existing movie symbol layers into one layer to animate them as one solid group.   The equivalent would be creating a nested composition in After Effects, but I can't seem to find how to do this.  How can I accomplish this? 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020
That's what right-click Copy Frames is for. Handles multiple (contiguous) layers as well. Or just duplicate the entire movieclip and delete what you don't want.

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Anything you want to animate as a single unit must be copied into a single symbol (graphic or movieclip). So get copying and pasting!

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I can paste the existing symbols all as one solid object, but the animation/keyframes don't copy over...

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That's what right-click Copy Frames is for. Handles multiple (contiguous) layers as well. Or just duplicate the entire movieclip and delete what you don't want.

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Hi mate,

 

If I understand your question correctly, Timeline Block To Symbol is your best option:

http://flash-powertools.com/timeline-block-to-symbol/

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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