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Subject: FLASH: Re: [Flashcoders] Flash Feature Requests
From: David Mendels
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 13:49:35 GMT


Requests such as these should be sent to //wish-flashatmacromedia [dot] com (mailto://wish-flashatmacromedia [dot] com)


At 10:07 AM 11/29/2000 -0500, Tommy D'Aquino wrote:
>There are two features that would aid in the Flash development process
>immensely! These features are a hide/shy layers feature and a jump to Label
>(Marker) feature. Both of these features are for the Timeline window, cater
>to the Flash developer to ease and expedite the Flash Creation process.
>The first of these features, Hide/Shy layers, will help tremendously in
>conserving screen real-estate. It would have a toggle button added to each
>layer in the layer switches area that would set that layer to be shy or not.
>Another item would be added to the View menu (and possibly to the main
>toolbar) for Hiding shy layers. When a layer is "shy" and hidden, it's
>characteristics are still active and visible on the stage, but the layer's
>timeline is temporarily removed from the timeline enabling the Flash
>developer to only view pertinent timelines on which he/she is working. This
>feature is available in Adobe AfterEffects and is an invaluable tool.
>The second feature, Jump to Label, is based on Macromedia Director's jump to
>Marker. As the user creates Labels on Frames while in the Flash development
>stage, the labels would be automatically appended to a Flyout/DropDown list
>available from the timeline window (probably near the Center Frame and Onion
>skinning buttons). This feature would act similar to the Center Frame
>button only it would first move the playback head to the Frame of the Label
>selected and then Center it in the timeline window.
>Please consider this features for a Flash 5.1 as many developers would hate
>to have to wait for these until Flash 6 is released.
>Thank you for your consideration,
>Tommy D'Aquino
>Animator / MultiMedia Developer
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