Converts a selected block of frames to a Symbol, preserving its relative position and layer structure.
There are two modes:
- Single Frame mode
If the selection is strictly limited to multiple objects/layers spanning only one frame, the command behaves just like the discontinued (as of v.3) Convert To Symbol Preserving Layers. A self-explanatory dialog box pops up and the user is required to choose certain options.
- Timeline Block mode
Selection can be any block of frames. A self-explanatory dialog box appears and after the user chooses what they need the frames are nested inside a container.
The command can slice through tweens, preserving easing, but this should be used with care.
Should be used when content needs to be treated as one Symbol and buried a level deeper.
Where does it work?
Mode 1. Symbols on Stage or vertical Timeline selection across multiple layers, single frame only
Mode 2. Timeline; block selection of frames
EDAP Tools v.3 shortcut
Important! Depending on the complexity of your selection this command might take up to a few minutes to complete your request. If Flash pops up message(s) asking you if you’d like the command to continue working, just press ‘Yes’ as many times as necessary.