Clips, Instances, and Auto-Update Feature


#1

Clips and Groups don’t seem to have any features setting them apart, which is confusing.
To differentiate them, I think Clips should have instances and the ability to auto-update, and therefore they show up in the library while Groups don’t. By auto-update, I mean changing one instance of a Clip automatically applies those changes to all instances in the entire project. And like in Flash, you can also edit them by double-clicking its entry in the library. Clips would also have an option for whether they’re bound to the timeline (like Graphics in Flash) or not (like Movie Clips in Flash).


#2

This seems promising. I really like the auto-updating and library functionality you’re suggesting. Would make putting together games and programmatic animations much easier.


#3

Necro-post but I want to agree - nested clips that auto-update made flash a joy to work with - you could sketch your animation, get it to work, then go back and ink your final images. I just tried this (see my other post) but it doesn’t seem to work as yet…

Likewise the library functionality, you could have loads of clips and re-use at will, it was great!