Flash – assets on a guide layer

A quick flash tip. When you’re working on a project and reusing alot of items, instead of going into the library every time, set up all of the items you’ll be using over and over on a guide layer. This way everything is at your fingertips and is a copy and paste away.

The same goes for timeline scripts you may be using. If after most stops you rock a few functions out or have some repetitive script (ie _parent._parent.gotoAndPlay(“frame”);), put them on a layer and ‘pin’ the script (little pushpin icon next to layer name in actionscript window).

Little things like this may not only save you time over a project, but also keep you from accidentally pasting in wrong symbol instances or code bits.

Geek on.

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