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Summary

This hour didn't contain a lot of new material. You already knew two big concepts: how nesting symbols works and how symbols can be used for both Motion Tweens and efficiency. When doing Motion Tweens, maybe you tried to make the symbol a multiframe symbol. Now you should understand that you can do that and that there are options as to whether the multiframe symbol you're tweening is behaving like a Movie Clip or a Graphic.

You can't scrub when using Movie Clips, or at least you won't see them animate until you run Test Movie. This is another reason to avoid Movie Clips when you really need the capability to scrub—such as for lip synching. Also, after you do a couple of file size tests, you'll remember that Movie Clips are fundamentally smaller. Finally, the fact that only Movie Clips can be given an instance name will prove, in the long run, to be the most significant attribute of Movie Clips.


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