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Chapter 16. Graphic and Font Symbols > Graphic Symbol Capabilities and Limitati...

Graphic Symbol Capabilities and Limitations

To do motion animations in Flash, an asset first has to be a symbol. So if you want to animate an asset, you can immediately convert it to a graphic symbol, and then animate the whole symbol.

As mentioned before, graphic symbols have their own timelines, and as a result, can contain anything that a normal Flash document can contain. That means that you can create nested animations (animations inside symbols, added to the Stage).


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