This is actually a work-related question. I have a summer intern student who is working on a small research project with me at the university I work for. He’s creating a tool to test some things in young children, and part of that tool involves letting the kids “create” their own character and then watching it perform various tasks.
The best example of this type of animation that I’ve seen is Thing-Thing, or any of its clones that allow you to select a set of body parts and then does appropriate animation using the selected parts.
I would assume we would create a library of all body part options and let them select from that. My question is – how do you create animation and then set the animated items to be the desired library items (while still maintaining full character animation)? Is there simply some AS command that we can use to change the active movieclip?
I hope I’ve made my question clear – I’d be happy to clarify if it’d help. Thanks in advance.