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       SWF::MovieClip - MovieClip Class


               use SWF::MovieClip;
               my $movieclip = new SWF::MovieClip();


       SWF::MovieClip allows you to add animated objects to your Flash movies.


       $mc= new SWF::MovieClip()
           Returns an SWF::MovieClip object.

       $item = $mc->add($swfobject)
           When you add following types of objects to the $mc they will return a

           SWF::PrebuiltClip (a whole external swf file)
           SWF::MovieClip (you can nest them like a tree)

           [ToDo: to be verified: When you add a SWF::Sound the return value is a
           SWF::SoundInstance: $si = $mc->add($sound); ]

       $si = $mc->startSound($sound)
           Starts making noise and returns an object of SWF::SoundInstance class.

           Stops sound started by startSound() method.

           Removes SWF::DisplayItem $di from the display list.

           Move to the next frame in the timeline of SWF::MovieClip $mc

           Sets total number of $mc frames to $i This is an optional autofiller, e.g. when you
           want to be sure that 2 different movieclips have 100 frames when playing, but the
           number of nextFrame() calls in these 2 movieclips is unknown or dynamic (dependent on
           data from databases, whatever). By default a movieclip the number of frames in the
           timeline is how often you called $mc->nextFrame for this clip.

           Sets frame name to $name.  You are then able to access this frame by name in
           ActionScript, not just by frame number.

       $mc->setScalingGrid($x, $y, $w, $h)
           This function (available from SWF>=8) sets a 9 slice scaling grid: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
           X, y, w and h define a rectangle, which is the dimension of the center slice (5). All
           other slices are determined out of the characters bounds and the defined rect. While
           slice 5 is scaled vertical and horizontal, slice 2 and 8 are only scaled horizontal.
           Slice 4 and 6 only vertical. The 4 corner slices are not scaled (1, 3, 7, 9).  [ToDo:
           to be verified]

           Removes scaling grid rectangles.

           Adds an initial ActionScript block to MovieClip $mc.  These actions are executed
           before the MovieClip is available as a script object.  [ToDo: to be verified]

       $mc->setSoundStream($sound, $rate, [$skip])
           Includes streaming sound to a movie.  [ToDo: add more doc and a demo here.]


       Soheil Seyfaie ( Peter Liscovius

       see AUTHORS of ming distribution (


       SWF::DisplayItem for how you can modify the instances in a SWF::MovieClip or SWF::Movie
       SWF, SWF::Action, SWF::InitAction, SWF::Button, SWF::Movie, SWF::Shape, SWF::Sound,
       SWF::SoundStream, SWF::Text, SWF::TextField, SWF::VideoStream