Turn scenes into symbols


(Tal Thompson) #1

Is is possible to turn complete scenes including animations into a symbol. Everyone I try to select all the layers of the scene and the animation, then click on “New Symbol from Scene” the timeline animation is not included in the new scene.


#2

I’m not seeing this – are you on version 3.5.1?

  1. Create animation on an element in the main timeline
  2. Select Element, click Symbol > New Symbol from Selection
  3. The new symbol contains the animation I created.

I’m also seeing this behavior with additional timelines.

Are you following different steps?


(Tal Thompson) #3

Hi Daniel. Yes thanks for your reply. I am following the steps you mentioned.
Can I send you my source file? I’m trying to turn the whole scene into a symbol including animations.


(Tal Thompson) #4

To be more specific, I am trying to select multiple elements and the animations as part of an entire scene.


#5

Yep! Add it to a zip file and drag it into your reply.


(Tal Thompson) #6

Thanks! here ya go…
index2.zip (583.2 KB)


(Tal Thompson) #7

Any luck?


#8

Hi @talthompson

Because you are using a timeline called “New Timeline” then it won’t include it automatically on the Main Timeline of the scene. You have to click the “+” on Symbol Actions (after you have selected all and then created a New Symbol from selection) and choose “Start Timeline” , “New Timeline”. This will enable you to then preview your animation as you did before.


(Tal Thompson) #9

Thanks so much for your help. I must be missing something, I’m trying to follow but can’t quite find the + symbol actions part of your instructions.


(Tal Thompson) #10

I found it. Thanks.


(Tal Thompson) #11

index3.zip (553.5 KB)

I successfully got the symbol created and animated however there appears to be a freak out at the end of the loop that wasn’t there before the “symbol creation” process. Any ideas?


#12

Sorry no idea. I can’t follow what you are doing with your document. There seems to be a loop being created. Check your timeline actions.