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13.2. Types of Movie Clips

Not all movie clips are created equal. In fact, there are three distinct types of clips available in Flash:

  • Main movies

  • Regular movie clips

  • Smart Clips

In addition to these three official varieties, we may define four further subcategories, based on our use of regular movie clips:

  • Process clips

  • Script clips

  • Linked clips

  • Seed clips

While these latter unofficial categories are not formal terms used in ActionScript, they provide a useful way to think about programming with movie clips. Let's take a closer look at each movie clip type.

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