Chapter 13. The Movie Clip Object
IN THIS CHAPTER
The movie clip object is the most powerful object in Flash. Not only is it the only symbol that has its own timeline similar to, but independent of, the main timeline, but it is the only symbol that can have actions on its timeline.
But there is more to the movie clip object than its independent timeline. Movie clips have properties, methods, and events that set them apart from all other objects.
Throughout this chapter, we will be exploring many ways to use and manipulate movie clips, including using the Drawing API, Flash's way of drawing shapes and lines with ActionScript, as well as applying filters with ActionScript.
To start with, we'll discuss the different ways to create movie clips.