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Chapter 5. Movie Clip Control > Movie Clip Levels and Hierarchies

Movie Clip Levels and Hierarchies

Chapter 4, “Animations and Interactions,” covered the animation development process, using both the main Timeline and movie clips. This chapter brings out the true flexibility and power of movie clips as they can be used in Flash Pro.

Movie clips have their own Timelines, and a movie in the form of a SWF file or movie clip can be loaded into another movie or movie clip. Because of the different places where a movie clip can be located relative to the main Timeline, the initial level (_level0), and other movie clips, understanding Flash's movie and movie clip hierarchy needs to be a top priority for developers and designers.


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