Grouping Elements for Animation in Flash CS4
In order to do this we will be using two design elements. If you check the Elements List, we will be using the EnvFront1 and the EnvBack1 design elements. But if you check the Library, you will see that we do not yet have the EnvBack1 element. We will make this EnvBack1 movie clip by grouping the EnvBack and EnvFlap movie clips from the Library. Let's do that.
- In the Library, double-click on the EnvBack movie clip to enter the edit mode.
- From the Library, drag the EnvFlap movie clip onto the top of the EnvBack and position it in place. In the Properties panel, set the X position to 0.0. This will ensure that the EnvFlap is directly over the EnvBack movie clip.
- Drag a selection around both the EnvFlap and EnvBack. From the Menubar, click Modify, Group. Now, right-click on your new group and choose Convert to Symbol. Set the Type to Movie Clip and the Name to "EnvBack1". Check the Library and you should see a new movie clip named EnvBack1. Use the Scene1 link to go back to the main timeline.
The second thing that we need to do is make a change to the Timeline by removing the invisible button from the InvButton layer and the stage.
- Unlock the InvButton layer and right-click on Frame 81. Choose Insert Keyframe. We will use this keyframe to remove the invisible button. With the button still selected, click Edit, Clear from the Menubar. Toggle between Frame 80 and 81 to verify that we have the stamp visible on Frame 80 but not on Frame 81.
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