Adobe Flash CS5 Copy Object from within movie clip to paste same size and position on main timeine
Posted on 2012-03-25
I have a movie clip within a movie clip (on the main timeline). It's an image. It's got a motion tween applied.
The image (within the MC on the main timeline) finishes it's tween at a certain dimension and position.
I want to copy that image at those dimensions and in that position to the next keyframe in the MAIN timeline.
The reason I want to do that it is that I use cuepoints to move the main timeline's playhead forward and want flexibility to add a transition from this image to the next image on the main timeline; therefore, I'm putting the transition of this image on that next keyframe instead of within the existing MC motion tween... hope this all makes sense.
When I do it now, by clicking on the image in the last frame of my tween (within the MC on the main timeline) and pasting to a blank keyframe in the main timeline, it's a different size and position (even though I set the X, Y, W, & H values to be the same). I believe these are relative values, the one within the MC using the MC's "world", while when I bring it out onto the main timeline, it's using the main timeline's "world" and is different.
Thanks for any help on this...
Also, is Flash a viable authoring tool for the near future? I keep reading it's problems with Apple's Iphone/Ipad make HTML5 the future even though HTML5 is currently less robust.