Is it possible to swap symbol?



is it possible to swap a symbol on stage with another symbol in resource, without touching the timeline animation?
i remember there is this function in flash’s movieclip?

for example i made a lot of animations with “symbol_proto”, and after prototyping i’d like to replace all the “symbol_proto” with “real_symbols”.

(Carola Clavo) #2

In my short experience, you cannot replace the whole symbol but you can replace the images used in it, listed in the Resources tab. I made a symbol containing text, a shape and an image and could select the resource and replace it by another image. All the instances of my symbol were updated. And the text you can edit it yourself in Hype.


Hi Carola,
Thanks for the reply!
I will try replacing the images.

(Carola Clavo) #4

Hope it worked! Could you achieve what you were trying and change your symbol? :slight_smile:


At last I make one symbol which will change its contents through Javascript based on which scene it’s in, since I really don’t want to pollute the Resource folder with many duplicated symbols, so far so good…

(Pete) #6

I remember when I was using flash or animate I would use swap symbol constantly and I know it would be useful for Hype 4.