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Subject: Re: FLASH: Random Twinkling Stars
From: Marc Hoffman
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 00:54:52 +0100

At 11:06 AM 3/28/99 -0800, you wrote:
>At 08:54 AM 3/28/99 +0530, you wrote:
>>I have a MC of a twinkling star. how can I place multiple instances of
>>of this MC on my main movie and make it appear that the twinkling is
>If it must be the same MC, you'll have to insert it in different places on
>the timeline (using a new layer for each instance, since any encountered
>keyframe will reset all MC's that exist in that layer).
>Alternately, add a blank keyframe at the start of the MC. Give it the
>action to Go To frame #N. At the end of the MC, place the action Go To and
>Play frame #2. Now make copies of this MC, one for each star.

Actually, you don't need one for each star, of course. My example at
http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/stars uses 10 different clips, which is still
probably overkill.

Marc Hoffman
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