Applying a transformation to an instance does not change the other instances, or the original Flash symbol in the Library.
This is the little white dot that appears on or near the object when you select it with the FTT (Free Transform Tool).
Unlike the Registration Point, which is INSIDE the symbol and is fixed,
The Transformation Point is EXTERNAL to the symbol, and can be moved around.
Try holding down ALT and Shift again.
Holding Shift down constrains the transformations. It keeps Scale in proportions, and limits Rotate to 45 degrees increments.
Holding ALT down refers all the transformations to the opposite corner from where you “grab” the transformation envelope. It’s as if you moved the pivot to a new location, just for a moment, in order to apply the transformation.
All transformations and all Animation Tweens – refer to the Transformation Point as the object’s reference point.
–this is the only point that matters.
If there is a big purple elephant attached to it, the program will just carry it along.
Read this article to understand why the animation jumps if you move the pivot during animation.
The color effect let you change the colors and opacity of an instance, with out altering the symbol itself. Set different values at different frames to make color changing animations.
Try all the options in the Style menu.
You can only apply one Style at a time.
Go to Exercise 5: Edit Symbol + Navigate in and out of symbols
Exercise 2: Convert to Symbol + Break Apart
Exercise 3: Create Multiple Instances + Distribute to Layers
Exercise 4: Transform instances + color effects
Exercise 5: Edit Symbol + Navigate in and out of symbols
Exercise 6: nested symbols: Sun animation
Exercise 7: Duplicate + Swap