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Chapter 11. More- Complex Animation Task... > Saving Animations As Graphic Symbols

Saving Animations As Graphic Symbols

One great thing about symbols is that they allow you to use the work you do over and over. In Chapter 6, you learned to save work and keep file sizes small by using symbols. Flash lets you do the same thing with entire multiple-frame, multiple-layer animation sequences. You can save such sequences either as an animated graphic symbol or as a movie-clip symbol. You can use these symbols repeatedly with a much smaller hit on file size than if you simply re-create the animation by using graphic-symbol instances within separate animations. Additionally, for complex animations, symbols help keep down the number of frames and layers that you have to deal with at any time.

In general, for tweened animations, you need to place each shape on a separate layer. To animate a character, for example, create separate layers for the head, the torso, each arm, and each leg. For complex motion, you might even create separate layers for eyes, mouth, fingers, and toes. Add some other elements to the character's environment, and you wind up dealing with many layers.


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