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I am creating a nested movieclip in frame 1 of my movie.  See attached code.

This works only once.  When I move around the flash file, the movie I made goes away.  My guess is that since _root.s_master_mc.outer is made at runtime, once I leave that frame / movieclip it is gone.  Is there a way to createEmptyMovieClip globally so that it will always play?  Or is there another way to achieve this?
_root.createEmptyMovieClip("s_master_mc", _root.getNextHighestDepth());
_root.s_master_mc.createEmptyMovieClip("outer", _root.s_master_mc.getNextHighestDepth());
var ss_outer = _root.s_master_mc.outer;

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i could be misunderstanding what you are wanting to do, but could you just load that new movieclip into one that is already on the stage and on a layer that is across the frames you want it to display thru?



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by:el_suavo
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That is what I did.  Both s_master_mc and outer are existing movieclips (outer nested in s_master_mc nested in _root).  And it works, but only once.  When I move away from the frames that outer is on and then come back, it is no longer there.

I ended up loading the moving in the _root and just using a mask to show it when needed.  I am sure there is a better way but I was under the gun to finish.


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again... the layer that is holding s_master_mc needs to be in ALL frames that need to reference the object... or it will not work.

just an FYI...


glad you got something worked out...  please close up the question if you can.


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