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How to edit symbols with preview of the scene?

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Mar 10, 2019

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Hey there. I’m a beginner at animating in Animate. When I first edited my symbols, I had the preview of the scene and could edit them while seeing the other ones. Then I think I clicked on something and whenever I edit a symbol, the whole scene disappears and I see only that small part of the scene.

If anyone knows what I’m talking about, how do I change it back?

Hi Batoman

I guess you mean File -> Edit -> Edit in Place. A while ago before version 19 (October 2018) it was apparently so when you had Modify -> Document ... Use Advanced Layers ticked, that Edit in Place didn't work. It's not so in my case but who knows it's worth a try.

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How to edit symbols with preview of the scene?

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Hey there. I’m a beginner at animating in Animate. When I first edited my symbols, I had the preview of the scene and could edit them while seeing the other ones. Then I think I clicked on something and whenever I edit a symbol, the whole scene disappears and I see only that small part of the scene.

If anyone knows what I’m talking about, how do I change it back?

Hi Batoman

I guess you mean File -> Edit -> Edit in Place. A while ago before version 19 (October 2018) it was apparently so when you had Modify -> Document ... Use Advanced Layers ticked, that Edit in Place didn't work. It's not so in my case but who knows it's worth a try.

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Hi Batoman

I guess you mean File -> Edit -> Edit in Place. A while ago before version 19 (October 2018) it was apparently so when you had Modify -> Document ... Use Advanced Layers ticked, that Edit in Place didn't work. It's not so in my case but who knows it's worth a try.

Klaus

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Thank you both! That’s exactly what I meant, and it helped a lot.

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Just to add to what Klaus has already said, if you want to see everything outside of the currently edited symbol in full colour you go to the View menu > Preview Mode > Full

(To go back to the default view where all but the current timeline is greyed out switch to Anti-alias)

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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This is caused by having the camera enabled.

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