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Summary

Although it might seem as though you learned several aspects of Movie Clips in this chapter, the truth is that you learned one basic concept: the syntax targetPath.clipInstanceName.property. The part “dot property” could change to “dot variable” or “dot method” for slightly different purposes. Actually, homemade variables are best understood as homemade properties. And methods are just functions that are assigned to individual clips. (Properties just are; methods do something.)

You also learned how each timeline (or target path) contains an array full of all the clips present. This enables you to dynamically refer to clips by building their names dynamically with an expression. The syntax is path[stringName].property.


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