Thread: Flash Macros?

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    Flash Macros?

    Anybody know of a way to create a macro in Flash as a program? i.e. to prevent hand eye meltdown from doing the same repetitive tasks!?
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    afaik flash does not have the ability to change the timeline from script (mm director can - though some parts of this feature are broken since version 7 and mm sees no need to fix it ).

    for programmers, there is another concept in flash:
    smartclips. you make a small movie clip that is "intelligent". similar to the components system of visual programming languages.

    eg. if you very often use a bouncing ball in your flash movies, you make only a ball in a movie and add parameters like a rectangle to bounce in, speed, gravity, etc. and some actionscript to parse them and make the ball bounce. this is called a "smartclip".
    it can be re-used in different other movies then. flash has a way to make a palette of them, but i need to look up how to add smartclips there. (i only use flash at work; weekend time now )

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