Chapter 6: Lights, Camera, Movie Clips!

In This Chapter

check.png Exploring movie clip uses and advantages

check.png Creating and placing movie clips

check.png Previewing movie clip animation

check.png Transforming and tweening movie clip instances

check.png Modifying movie clips

check.png Using the 3D Translation and 3D Rotation tools

Complicated machines, such as automobiles, are made from many smaller machines and moving parts. To build an automobile any other way just isn’t possible. Along those lines, you may find that some animations are too elaborate to create on the main Timeline alone. You can break them down into smaller animations that can be brought together as part of a larger animation.

You’ll find that your movie may need to reuse several identical animations. (Think about the four spinning wheels on a car.) In these cases, you have movie clips.

Discovering Movie Clips

The powerful and versatile movie clip symbol type can include ...

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