Flash - Working with Layers

How to create and delete Layers via the Timeline

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Above the Stage is the timeline. This is used to create and manage both layers and frames.

In general, animations should contain multiple layers

There is no explicit rule on how many layers to use - just fake it if it seems logical.

There are 4 shortcut icons at the bottom of the Timeline panel to Insert Layer, Add Motion Guide, Insert Layer Folder, Delete Layer (in that order).

The layer with the Pen icon is currently active - all actions will modify that layer. If the layer is selected and locked, then the pen icon will have a red line through it.

Author: Robert Clemenzi - clemenzi@cpcug.org
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